Giro 2023 Route stage 1: Fossacesia - Ortona

Giro d'Italia 2023Saturday 6 May - The 2023 Giro d'Italia kicks into gear with an ITT of 18.4 kilometres long. Flat course, punchy finish.

The route runs almost entirely on a Via Verde along the Adriatic Sea. Which is old railway line that has been recovered and repurposed as a cycle track. It’s part of the Ciclovia Adriatica, a track that begins Trieste and runs along the Adriatic coast to finish in the deep south of Italy in Puglia. It totals more than 1,300 kilometres.

Via Verdes are essentially flat, as is the route of the ITT on the Giro’s first day of action. The riders race along the coast from Fossacesia Marina to Ortona and leave the track for a punchy finish. The last 1.2 kilometres climb at 5.3% to the local Castello Aragonese, that’s perched on a cliff overlooking the sea.

There are two intermediate time checks along the way – at kilometre 10.5 and at kilometres 15.8.

Last year’s Giro took in a similar time trial on the second day, although it was about half as short. Simon Yates took the spoils ahead of Mathieu van der Poel and Tom Dumoulin.

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Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 1: route, profiles, more

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