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Giro d'Italia 2024 Giro d'Italia route rumours

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Stage 1 will include Superga and Maddalena like the 2022 stage (though probably only one lap). If true it would be a very serious first stage.
Stage 2 confirmed Oropa MTF
Stage 3 Novara - Fossano (flat)
Stage 4 Acqui Terme - Andora
 
Start looks good but Giro in recent years had quite a few first couple of good stages. It's the middle part, end of first week and second week that I worry about.

Another thing I'm curious: If the rumours of about 70km of ITT are true and if Vingegaard, Pog, Roglic and Remco are all heading to the Tour next year - might this tempt some teams to go for GC with a TT specialist like Ganna or Kung? Heck, if he wouldn't have to sacrifice classics season for it, a couple of hilly stages with two long ITTs before the real mountains in week 3 would be perfect for WVA.
 
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Stage 1 (Saturday): Venaria Reale > Torino (Superga, Maddalena)
Stage 2 (Sunday): ? > Oropa
Stage 3 (Monday): Novara > Fossano
Stage 4 (Tuesday): Acqui Terme > Andora
Stage 5 (Wednesday): Genova > Lucca
Stage 6 (Thursday):
Stage 7 (Friday): Foligno > Perugia, ITT (40 km, somewhere in the first week)
Stage 8 (Saturday):
Stage 9 (Sunday): ? > Prati di Tivo
- Rest Day - (Monday): [Abruzzo]
Stage 10 (Tuesday): ? > Avezzano?
Stage 11 (Wednesday): Francavilla? > ?
Stage 12 (Thursday): ? > Fano
Stage 13 (Friday): Riccione > Carpi? (flat)
Stage 14 (Saturday): Castiglione delle Stiviere > Desenzano del Garda, ITT (~35 km)
Stage 15 (Sunday): Manerba del Garda > Mottolino, Livigno (San Zeno, Aprica, Forcola di Livigno, Mottolino)
- Rest Day - (Monday): Livigno
Stage 16 (Tuesday): Livigno > Monte Pana (Eira, Foscagno, Stelvio, Monte Pana)
Stage 17 (Wednesday): > Passo Brocon (San Pellegrino? Valles? Rolle? Cima Campo? Passo Brocon)
Stage 18 (Thursday): ? > Padova (flat)
Stage 19 (Friday): Mortegliano > Sappada (Monte Rest, Duron, Valcalda, Sappada)
Stage 20 (Saturday): Bastia > Bassano del Grappa (Grappa twice)
Stage 21 (Sunday): Rome
 
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Start looks good but Giro in recent years had quite a few first couple of good stages. It's the middle part, end of first week and second week that I worry about.

Another thing I'm curious: If the rumours of about 70km of ITT are true and if Vingegaard, Pog, Roglic and Remco are all heading to the Tour next year - might this tempt some teams to go for GC with a TT specialist like Ganna or Kung? Heck, if he wouldn't have to sacrifice classics season for it, a couple of hilly stages with two long ITTs before the real mountains in week 3 would be perfect for WVA.
Ayuso says Hi and Foss should sign up for a team where he can lead the Giro d'Italia in bid of a Serhiy Honchar style podium.
 
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Start looks good but Giro in recent years had quite a few first couple of good stages. It's the middle part, end of first week and second week that I worry about.

Another thing I'm curious: If the rumours of about 70km of ITT are true and if Vingegaard, Pog, Roglic and Remco are all heading to the Tour next year - might this tempt some teams to go for GC with a TT specialist like Ganna or Kung? Heck, if he wouldn't have to sacrifice classics season for it, a couple of hilly stages with two long ITTs before the real mountains in week 3 would be perfect for WVA.

If the rumours about pointing towards a more TT heavy and less mountainous GT are true, I would say Thomas and Almeida or Ayuso might end up being the strongest contenders. I think Almeida would like to do Tour - Vuelta next year but without the big4 stage racers on the start line and more TT km's he might chance his mind. Otherwise Ayuso could have a good chance as well though he prefers hillier TTs (I don't know how hilly those would be). I wouldn't exclude Remco though, if he makes the switch to Jumbo and a lot of TT km's, he could very well be on the start line.

Among the TTers/Northern classics riders you mentioned, I don't see any one of those climbing well enough to have a real GC threat. Ganna should be more focused on the Olympics anyway and although Van Aert mentioned that he would like to try the Giro in the future the proximity to the classics, as you mentioned, makes a GC bid almost impossible.
 
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Stage 5 (Wednesday): Genova > Lucca
Stage 6 (Thursday):
Stage 7 (Friday): Foligno > Perugia, ITT (40 km, somewhere in the first week)
Stage 8 (Saturday): [an additional stage in Abruzzo, can also be stage 10]
Stage 9 (Sunday): ? > Prati di Tivo?
- Rest Day - (Monday): [Abruzzo]
Stage 10 (Tuesday):
Stage 11 (Wednesday):
Stage 12 (Thursday): ? > Fano
Stage 13 (Friday): Riccione > Carpi? (flat)
Any possibility for a big medium mountain stage in one of this stages? Like stage 6, 8, 10 or 11. Stage 11 would probably be the best.
 
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Start looks good but Giro in recent years had quite a few first couple of good stages. It's the middle part, end of first week and second week that I worry about.

Another thing I'm curious: If the rumours of about 70km of ITT are true and if Vingegaard, Pog, Roglic and Remco are all heading to the Tour next year - might this tempt some teams to go for GC with a TT specialist like Ganna or Kung? Heck, if he wouldn't have to sacrifice classics season for it, a couple of hilly stages with two long ITTs before the real mountains in week 3 would be perfect for WVA.

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Ganna has NO chance ever to win a GC. He'd get dropped on a cat 2 that is raced for real
 
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I have collaborated on it (though mostly I was just watching). I was coming to link it here but I was too slow... :D
Last year I believe we missed only one location. The routes, obviously, are mostly guesswork, especially those in the first two weeks.

great work! seems not a bad route as well, with a much better balance than previous years. But all will depends on the details.
 
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