Giro d'Italia

Time trial-heavy 2016 Giro route unveiled in Milan

Organizer RCS Sport announces the course at the Milan World Expo Monday, and it includes three time trials.

MILAN (AFP) — Organizers revealed three time trials in the 2016 edition of the Giro d’Italia, which was announced at the Milan World Expo on Monday.

Apart from the 9.8-kilometer stage 1 race against the clock in Apeldoorn, Netherlands — which had already been announced in June — there will be two others during the three-week race starting on May 6.

The main one will be on the May 15 ninth stage around Chianti, a 40.4km solo effort.

But before the end of the race in Turin on May 29, there will be a 10.8km mountain time trial a week earlier in the 15th stage from Castelrotto to Alpe di Siusi.

Alberto Contador of Tinkoff-Saxo won the 2015 Giro ahead of Astana duo Fabio Aru and Mikel Landa.

2016 Giro d’Italia

May 6: Stage 1 — Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial, 9.8km
May 7: Stage 2 — Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen, 190km
May 8: Stage 3 — Nijmegen to Arnhem, 189km
May 9: Rest day at Catanzaro
May 10: Stage 4 — Catanzaro to Praia a Mare, 191km
May 11: Stage 5 — Praia a Mare to Benevent, 233km
May 12: Stage 6 — Ponte to Roccaraso, 165km
May 13: Stage 7 — Sulmona to Foligno, 210km
May 14: Stage 8 — Foligno to Arezzo, 169km
May 15: Stage 9 — Radda in Chianti to Greve in Chianti time trial, 40.4km
May 16: Rest day at Campi Bisenzio
May 17: Stage 10 — Campi Bisenzio to Sestola, 216km
May 18: Stage 11 — Modena to Asolo, 212km
May 19: Stage 12 — Noale to Bibione, 168km
May 20: Stage 13 — Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli, 161km
May 21: Stage 14 — Alpago to Corvara, 210km
May 22: Stage 15 — Castelrotto to Alpe di Siusi time trial, 10.8km
May 23: Rest day at Bressanone
May 24: Stage 16 — Bressanone to Andalo, 133km
May 25: Stage 17 — Molveno to Cassano d’Adda, 196km
May 26: Stage 18 — Muggio to Pinerolo, 234km
May 27: Stage 19 — Pinerolo to Risoul (France), 161km
May 28: Stage 20 — Guillestre (France) to Sant’Anna di Vinadio, 134km
May 29: Stage 21 — Cuneo to Turin, 150km