Giro d’Italia 2024 ends again in Rome

As of: October 13, 2023 11:39 p.m

The winner of the Giro d’Italia will also be crowned in Rome in 2024. As with this year’s edition, the Tour of Italy will end in the “Eternal City” next year, the organizers announced on Friday (October 13, 2023).

Who will travel to Rome in the pink jersey of the overall winner could be decided shortly beforehand on the peaks of the Dolomites.

The three-week race begins on May 4, 2024 in the Piedmont metropolis of Turin – just eight weeks later the Tour de France will also stop there – and after three stages leads down to Naples before crossing over to the Adriatic and from there further north leads to the Alps.

Gravel roads are reminiscent of the classic Strade Bianche

The first week will be dominated by the sixth stage, whose gravel roads are reminiscent of the classic Strade Bianche, and ends with a climb to 1450 m at Prati di Tivo. The second week ends with the second time trial, this time over 31 km, which serves as a prelude to the strenuous mountain stages in the Dolomites that will follow.

A decision on the Giro victory is expected on the 20th and penultimate stage at the latest. The peloton then has to cross the 1,675 m high Monte Grappa, a mountain in the first category, twice before reaching the finish in Bassano del Grappa.

Decision on Monte Grappa?

“Anyone who wants to win will certainly have to do it at Monte Grappa”said reigning champion Primoz Roglic after presenting the route. It is still unclear whether the Slovenian will defend his title. After moving to German team Bora-hansgrohe, Roglic will most likely concentrate fully on winning the Tour de France.

The Tour of France is the last Grand Tour in which the 33-year-old is still missing victory. The former ski jumper came closest to overall victory in 2020. At that time, Roglic lost the lead on the penultimate stage to his compatriot Tadej Pogacar and came second.