2020 Giro d'Italia Week 3 - Udine to Milano : Stage Routes & Profiles

Information from the Official Giro d'Italia website

Stage 16 : 26th May 2020

Udine > San Daniele Del Friuli (228km)

The stage route unfolds for two thirds across the Julian Prealps, and then enters the valley of the Tagliamento river. The riders will climb up the Madonnina del Domm (very popular among local amateurs) and up the northern slope of the Castelmonte Abbey hill (Monte Spig). After passing through Monteaperta and reaching San Daniele, the peloton will cover two laps of a technical circuit, taking in steep ramps leading to the castle of Susans (15%) and to Monte Ragogna (16%). Past the final kilometre, the route homes in on a constant incline.

Stage 17 : 27th May 2020

Bassano del Grappa > Maddonna di Campiglio (202km)

An unrelenting mountain stage with over 5,000 m vertical altitude gain in just a few major climbs, linked without pause for breath. The riders will climb up Forcella Valbona (a first-ever pass) and up Monte Bondone, coming from Aldeno (another first), with gradients over 10% in the second part of the ascent. After clearing the Passo Durone, the peloton will eventually tackle the closing climb to Madonna di Campiglio.

Stage 18 : 28th May 2020

Pinzolo > Laghi di Cancano (209km)

A colossal Alpine stage with 5,400 m vertical altitude gain in as little as four climbs. The route starts uphill on Passo Campo Carlo Magno, takes a first-ever pass on the recently-opened Passo Castrin/Hofmandjoch and enters the Val d'Ultimo for the first time. After leaving the Vinschgau Valley, the route tackles the Stelvio from the hardest side and, immediately afterwards, takes in the final climb leading to the Laghi di Cancano with 21 hairpins along the mountainside (the so-called “scale di Fraele”).

Stage 19 : 29th May 2020

Morbegno > Asti (251km)

At 251 kilometres, the longest stage of the Giro runs along the western side of Lake Como and crosses the Po Valley, all the way to the undulations of the province of Alessandria. The stage is likely to finish in a bunch sprint, unless a break succeeds.

Stage 20 : 30th May 2020

Alba > Sestriere (200km)

A colossal Alpine stage with 5,000 m vertical altitude gain, crossing over to France. The riders will pass Colle dell'Agnello, Col d'Izoard and Monginevro, before the final climb up to Sestriere. According to many, this is a modern reinterpretation of the legendary Cuneo-Pinerolo.

Stage 21 : 31st May 2020

Cernusco Sul Naviglio > Milano ITT (16.5km)

An individual time trial raced on wide, pan-flat (or slightly downhill) avenues, and homing in on Piazza Duomo, with a “classic” finale in the city that gave birth to the Giro.