Giro d'Italia 2023 Giro D’Italia Route Rumors

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on PCS you can do a search on the town name and you will get the last finishes/starts.

Although those pages often have omissions and/or errors, albeit to a lesser extent for the GTs.
 
10 Scandiano - Viareggio
11 Camaiore - Tortona
12 Bra - Rivoli
13 Borgofranco di Ivrea - Crans Montana
14 Sierre - Cassano Magnago
15 Seregno - Bergamo
REST
16 Sabbio Chiese - Monte Bondone
17 Pergine Valsugana - Caorle
18 Oderzo - Zoldo Alto
19 Longarone - Tre Cime di Lavaredo
20 Tarvisio - Monte Lussari ITT
Unless they do something spectacular on they way to Crans, the second week looks pretty bad. An probably underwhelming MTF and a medium good hilly stage to Bergamo. That's just lame. The last week does look better, but the MTT is just so unnecessary. This route would have been significantly better if they added a big mountain stage in the second week and replaces the Lussari stage with a proper medium mountain stage instead.
 
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Crans-Montana is probably a make it or break it stage for the Giro.
Something before or after GSB and Anzere as the penultimate climb (with the descent leading right into Crans-Montana from Lens) would be a bit over 220kms long and a great stage. At that point we probably already have had 50-55kms of ITT, so people would have a reason to attack on the penultimate climb.

Not much that you can put before Bondone if you make it a monster MTF from Trento.
 
Crans-Montana is probably a make it or break it stage for the Giro.
Something before or after GSB and Anzere as the penultimate climb (with the descent leading right into Crans-Montana from Lens) would be a bit over 220kms long and a great stage. At that point we probably already have had 50-55kms of ITT, so people would have a reason to attack on the penultimate climb.

Not much that you can put before Bondone if you make it a monster MTF from Trento.
well, some really good hilly/medium mountain stages can compensate a bit. But for having a 2nd big stage where riders can attack from far (beside the Tre Cime di Lavaredo) , it's depending on the crans montana stage indeed.
 
In my opinion (still looking for the other two 5-star-stages) a lot depends on the amount of climbing before Monte Bodone and Crans Montana. And by that I don't only mean the total altitude gain, but also the amount of climbing in the hour before the final climb, so that teams may be able to wear down the legs of some riders. What fears me a lot is the fact, that stage 13 might start in Ivrea (outside Val Aosta), so even without extra climbs in the Rhone valley the length of the stage is pretty descent. I hope you can follow geographically
 

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