The 104th edition of the Giro d'Italia will begin on Saturday 8 May 2021. Start in Piedmont with the time trial in Turin, before two other regional stages. The first stage will be an individual time trial of 9 kilometers through the streets of Turin; the second a stage suitable for sprinters from Stupinigi (Nichelino) to Novara (173 kilometers) while the third will start from Biella to finish in Canale after 187 km (stage move suitable for finisseurs or coups de hand).
Piedmont will also be the protagonist in the final part of the Giro. The facts The 19th stage will see the uphill arrival on Alpe di Mera in Valsesia and the following day the departure from Verbania. Here are the stages of the Great Departure in detail.
Alberto Cirio and Fabrizio Ricca said: "This year we will have a very Piedmontese Giro d'Italia that will cross cities, countryside and mountains, bringing the magic of a competition among the most loved by Italians.
We are proud to host a race that represents the history of cycling and to do so by offering a unique panorama for the competition. All the different road conditions that the athletes will face fit perfectly with the very rich morphology of our territory."
Tom Dumoulin retires from cycling?
Tom Dumoulin, cyclist of the Jumbo-Visma team has announced that he will take an indefinite break from cycling. He said: "I made this decision on Friday. The team supports me in this and I feel very good.
I feel like I have freed myself from a weight of one hundred kilos from my shoulders. This morning I woke up happy. It is so good to have finally taken the decision to take some time for myself and this I think says it all ...
I have been feeling for some time how difficult it is for me to find myself as Tom Dumoulin the cyclist, with the pressure that comes with it and the expectations that come from many sides. I want to do well for many people, I want the team to be happy with me, I want the sponsors to be satisfied, I want my wife and my family to be happy.
So I want to do well for everyone, but because of that I got a little bit aside in the last year. But what do I want? I still want to be a runner, but how? What does the man Tom Dumoulin want? What do I want to do with my life 'is the question that has been buzzing in my head for a few months."