Giro d'Italia 2022 to have six mountain stages with four summit finishes
Nov 11 2021 09:25 am CET

Giro d'Italia 2022 to have six mountain stages with four summit finishes
Giro d'Italia 2022 to have six mountain stages with four summit finishes
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The 2020 Giro d'Italia is set to have six mountain stages with four summit finishes.

The 105th edition of the Italian Grand Tour is set to feature six days of climbing, four of which will have mountain finishes. "With these six high mountain stages, it is clear that the 2022 Giro d'Italia will be another tough one," said Egan Bernal, champion of the 2021 edition of the race.

"The first uphill finish on Etna will be important and could really cut out from the GC those who are not at 100% on form for the first week of the race. Then there will be the mythical climbs like the Mortirolo, where great champions have written important chapters in cycling history, riders like Pantani and many others."

The first mountain stage of the 2022 Corsa Rosa will take place over a 166-kilometre route that joins Avola and the Etna, with a final climb of the first category that is approached from Ragalna and then moves onto the classic Nicolosi side for the final 14k. The next day for the climbers will be between Isernia and Blockhaus over a course of 187 kilometres and includes one climb of the second category, and two of the first category, including the one that heads to the finish line.

Rivarolo Canavese will host the starting line of the next mountain stage and after 177 kilometres and two climbs of the first category, the peloton will face a second-category ascent to the finish in Cogne. The next day of climbing will be between Salo and Aprica, will feature the iconic Passo del Mortirolo with around 80 kilometres to the finish, and the finale will be on a slight climb after the riders had descended the last ascent, of the first category.

A mountain stage divided in two parts will follow, with a start at the Ponte di Legno that ascents immediately to the Passo del Tonale, and after a rolling stretch, the riders will tackle the Passo del Ventriolo and the Monte Rovere, both first-category climbs, after which they will face an undulating last kilometres to the finish.

The last climbing day -with a mountain finish- will be a classic Dolomite stage, with a start in Belluno. The peloton will find the first climb of the day 81 kilometres into the route -the Passo San Pellegrino- which is followed by the Pordoi Pass (the Cima Coppi 2022)- and finish at the Passo Fedaia of the first category.




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