General Information about Giro d’Italia 2018
The Giro d’Italia, which starts on May 4, is set to be 21 days long with cyclists sealing more than 3,562.9 kilometers in total for all of the stages, meaning around 169.7 kilometers on average per each stage.
There will be seven Sprint-oriented stages (2,3,7,12,13,17,21) and five medium-difficulty ones (4,5,10,15). Also, three rest days in total (May 7, 14 and 21).
The Grand Tour has two Individual Time Trials Stages which are the first one and the 16th one. As for the Summit Finishes Stages, there will be 8 in total (6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 18, 19 & 20).
Here are the 22 teams of the Giro d’Italia 2018! Click to discover the Wild Cards of #Giro101 | Ecco le 22 squadre che parteciperanno al Giro d’Italia 2018! Clicca per scoprire le Wild Card del #Giro101 pic.twitter.com/gEEvjU5lJ8
— Giro d’Italia (@giroditalia) January 20, 2018
On this year’s Giro d’Italia event, aka the 101st one, there is a new rule set by the UCI that will take effect; all team rosters are now reduced to eight members each, meaning there will be 176 riders from 22 squads who will start the race.
Also, there are four Professional Continental teams that have been granted wildcard entries:
Androni – Sidermec – Bottecchia
Israel Cycling Academy
Bardiani – CSF
Giro d’Italia 2018 Route Highlights
This season’s Giro d’Italia is set to begin in Jerusalem marking the first time in history this Grand Tour takes place outside Europe.
The stage opening race starts with a 9.7 kilometer individual time trial which is followed by two sprint stages.
All of these three days are set to be held in Israel. Soon after the three first days, the riders and their staff will use the first resting day to travel back to the home country, Italy.
Click here to get the complete details of each stage.