Giro Donne 2023: The Route

Annemiek van Vleuten - Giro Donne 2023: The Routefoto: Cor VosAnnemiek van Vleuten targets the triple. She already won the Vuelta and is favourite to win the Giro Donne before she continues to the Tour de France Femmes. The Italian race starts on Friday 30 June with a prologue in Tuscany and finishes on Sunday 9 July on Sardinia . Arguably, the stages 1, 4 and 6 are going to be decisive in terms of the GC. (Slideshow route/profile)

The Giro Donne opens with a slighlty undulating prologue of 4.5 kilometres long in spa town Chianciano Terme.

Stage 1 is also played out in Tuscany. The route is flat until the Passo della Colla pops up inside the last 35 kilometres. The 16.1 kilometres ascent at 4.5% precedes a 16.7 kilometres downhill to the line.

The 2nd stage looks promising for the sprinters. A minor climb halfway, and that’s it in terms of vertical gain.

Stage 3 is an undulating and sometimes hilly affair. The last hill is – after 4.9 kilometres of climbing at 3.3% – crested with 13 kilometres to go.

The Queen Stage takes place on the fifth day of action. Stage 4 features the Passo Lupo – 10.1 kilometres at 8.4% – in the first half, before the second half of the race is hilly. The elevation gain adds up to almost 2,650 metres.

The 5th stage of the Giro Donne is a hilly race with start and finish in wine town Canelli. The finish is situated at a 2.8 kilometres climb at 5.6%.

Stage 6 is 110.4 kilometres long and features almost 2,200 metres of climbing. The finish climb to the Santuario della Guardia above Alassio is 2.6 kilometres long and averages 7.3%.

Last year’s Giro Donne started on Sardinia, this time the last two stages are played out on the island. The 7th stage takes place in the rolling hills between Nuoro to Sassari. Sprinters have to take note that the last 2.5 kilometres rise false flat to the line.

The final stage of the Giro Donne is similar, although the hills are slighly harder. The race concludes with gradual downhill of 30 kilometres long to the finish line in Olbia.

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