The 2021 cycling Giro d’Italia, now in its 104th edition, speaks Piedmontese a lot.
To celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Unification of Italia, in fact, it could only start from Torino, the first capital: on Saturday May 8, therefore, in Piazza Castello there will be the “Great Departure”, an individual city time trial of 9km that will end in front of the Church of the Gran Madre di Dio.
The second stage (Sunday 9th), is suitable for sprinters and will take place along a mostly flat route 173km in length: departure opposite the Stupinigi Hunting Lodge, then in front of the Racconigi Castle, Santena (where Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour is buried, 160 years after his death), then through a bit of Monferrato and finally Novara.
The third stage, Monday 10th, perfect for finisseurs, will start from Biella, will touch upon the slopes of the Prealps and, after Asti, will face some climbs classified as Gpm to finish after 187km at Canale d’Alba, in the Langhe.
Our roads will be the scene of the race also towards the final stages: the selective 19th stage (Friday 28th) will see the unprecedented uphill arrival at 1600m asl of Alpe di Mera, in Valsesia, while the 20th and next-to-the-last stage will start on Saturday 29th from Verbania.

Contact info
Piazza Castello (Partenza), Torino (TO)

45.0706423, 7.6851194

From 08/05/2021 to 30/05/2021