The Grande Partenza of the 106th edition of the Giro d’Italia takes place in early May 2023, while the finish will be reached after three weeks of racing. Several countries have shown an interest to organise the Big Start – for instance, Slovenia and Turkey, Morocco -, but it remains to be seen if we see two foreign starts in a row. After all, 2022 set off from Hungary and another Grande Partenza outside of Italy may be too much to swallow for the tifosi.
Abruzzo is also an option to host the Big Start, while Pescara, L’Aquila, Pescara, Chieti and Fossacesia have been mentioned as departure places. A Fossacesia start is supposed to come with an indivual time trial of 18 kilometres to Ortona. Time trialists are rumoured to be be treated with roughly 70 kilometres of racing against the clock. If so, we can rest assured that Vueta winner Remco Evenepoel will be going for pink in 2023.
The route of the 2023 Giro d’Italia will be unveiled on Monday 17 October.