Jerusalem hosts the start of the 101st Giro d’Italia. The plan is for a 10.1 kilometres time trial to kick off the race on May 4 before two road stages on the following days. Stage 2 travels from Haifa to Tel Aviv and stage 3 runs through the heart of the Negev Desert to finish in the southern resort of Eilat. The Israeli Grande Partenza will be the 13th time the Giro d’Italia starts outside of Italy. (Slideshow route/profile)
Following the Grande Partenza in Israel the 4th stage is rumoured to take place on Mount Etna on Sicily. In the last week of action a reported ascent of the Zoncolan is in order and the race supposedly ends in the Vatican city. Official information on the Italian Giro stages will be revealed in November.
Check out the route of the 2018 Giro d’Italia and click underneath links for details on the confirmed stages.
Giro d’ Italia 2018 stages:
|1||Fr 4-5||Giro 2018 route stage 1 ITT in Jerusalem (isr)||10.1 km||ITT|
|2||Sa 5-5||Giro 2018 route stage 2 Haifa (isr) – Tel Aviv (isr)||167.0 km||flat|
|1||Su 6-5||Giro 2018 route stage 3 Be’er Sheva (isr) – Eilat (isr)||226.0 km||flat|
Giro d’Italia 2018: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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