Giro d’Italia 2018 Preview: Here’s everything you need to know
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Giro d’Italia 2018 Preview: Here’s everything you need to know

Giro 2018

 

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).

 

 

The Race

 

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

Wilier Triestina

 

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.

 


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