2021 Giro Route Rumours

By this time of the year this thread would already be filled with rumours... This year unfortunately not so much. Still, there is something.

In theory, 2021 was supposed to start in Sicily, but as far as we know the Grande Partenza has been swapped with the one of this year, so next year we should have exactly the three Hungarian stages that were originally planned.
It is still very unclear what the plan will be for the tranfer. There are rumoured stages in Calabria (in particular a MTF on Monte Botte Donato), so I suspect they will once again have a long transfer to the south and then work their way up.
There is not much of concrete rumours, given the current situation, but there is a big one: local authorities have presented an official proposal for a stage on the same route of the Granfondo Fausto Coppi: https://www.lastampa.it/cuneo/2020/07/10/news/il-percorso-di-177-chilometri-della-fausto-coppi-candidato-a-tappa-del-giro-d-italia-2021-1.39067768

That would be Cuneo - Cuneo, climbing Valmala, Montemale, Fauniera and Madonna del Colletto. The project also includes a ton of roadworks on Fauniera that are really needed and apparently were the primary reason the Giro avoided it in recent years.

Not gonna lie, the stage as proposed would be nice but not great, with the long flat stretch to return to Cuneo, but if it lets us see Fauniera again I'm all for it. AND it would open up more possibilities for future editions...
 
They did tinker around with the route of the Sportful for last year's Giro stage, not impossible the finish ends up being moved to Borgo San Dalmazzo. Also not sure if the sides of Valmala and Montemale descended in the Granfondo itself are safe enough for the Giro.
 

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