The Grande Partenza of the 104th Giro d’Italia is in May 2021 on Sicily. It will be the eight Grande Partenza on the largest island of Italy. The first Big Start on Sicily took place in 1930 when the race set off from Messina, Vincenzo Nibali’s birth place. The town likes to welcome the race again, possibly with a short time trial.
Reportedly, the 2021 Giro will include the ascent of the Colle Fauniera. The climb of almost 25 kilometres at 7% has also been called Colle dei Morti. It featured once before on the Italian Grand Tour, in 1999.
A tribute to Fausto Coppi is on the cards as well. The 177 kilometres race would start and finish in Cuneo and include the Madonna del Colletto di Valdieri as an intermediate ascent.
More information has yet to be revealed.
Giro d’Italia 2021: social media
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