Giro d'Italia 2022 to feature seven stages for sprinters
Nov 09 2021 11:27 am CET

Giro d'Italia 2022 to feature seven stages for sprinters
Giro d'Italia 2022 to feature seven stages for sprinters
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The 2022 Giro d'Italia is set to feature seven stages for the sprinters, two in Hungary and the rest in home soil.

The organisation of the 105th edition of the Corsa Rosa has already presented the stages that will open it and will take place in Hungary. Now, it has presented the days of competition that will be aimed at the sprinters.

The first and the third stages -which will be on Hungarian soil- will likely have a finish that suits the fast men. After the competition hits Italy, there will be a stage between Catania and Messina of 172 kilometres that will likely see a bunch sprint at the end.

A 192-kilometre route between Palmi and Scalea will be the next day for the sprinters, after the peloton has faced a slightly bumpy part between Mileto, Vibo Valentia and Pizzo, the finale is set to be a fast one. A day starting in Santarcangelo di Romagna will see a completely flat course with a finish in Reggio Emilia.

The last two opportunities for the fast men will be first on a route between Sanremo and Cuneo, that will have medium difficulty, particularly on the first half and that will have a fast finish. The closing stage for the sprinters will take place between Borgo Valsugana and Treviso over a 146-kilometre route, that after the difficult hills, will end in a circuit before the likely bunch sprint.

"It is a Giro full of excellent opportunities for sprinters," said Elia Viviani. "Perhaps the arrival of the first stage is more favourable for a finisseur or a sprinter who can climb well.

"I would like to be able to fight to win the Maglia Ciclamino again and try to win some stages like the Treviso stage, which is close to where most of my fans are, or that of Reggio Emilia. There is certainly the opportunity to repeat my performance at the 2018 Giro: that would be a dream!"



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