Saturday 27 June 2015 at 21h33

We already knew it since one year: the Giro d'Italia 2016 will start in The Netherlands. At that time, it was not clear yet where the pink jersey race would start, but the details of the Grand Start of the Tour of Italy 2016 have been announced yesterday!

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The Tour of Italy 2016: 3 days in the province of Gelderland

For its 99th edition, the Giro d'Italia chose to start abroad, for the 12th time in the history of the race and for the 3rd time from The Netherlands (after Groningen in 2002 and Amsterdam pour for the Giro d'Italia 2010).

The Netherlands are made up of 12 provinces and one of these provinces, the biggest of the country: Gelderland, will have the honour to organise the start of the Tour of Italy in 2016.

As for the start from Ireland in 2014, the race will start on Friday, Friday 6 May 2016, with an individual time trial over 8.1 kilometers, in the city of Apeldoorn. The two stages in line which are on the programme on Saturday 7 May 2016 and on Sunday 8 May 2016 will most probably both be for the sprinters in this flat country and will both take place between the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen, on Saturday in this order and on Sunday in the opposite direction.
Like in 2014, Monday 9 May 2016 will be the first rest day of this Giro d'Italia, reserved for the transfer to Italy, where the race will continue in the south of the country!

The map and the programme of the start of the Giro d'Italia 2016

Here's the map of the Giro d'Italia 2016 start:
The start of the Tour of Italy 2016 in the province of Gelderland

And here's the complete programme:
  • Friday 6 May 2016 - stage 1 - Apeldoorn > Apeldoorn - individual time trial - 8.1 km
  • Saturday 7 May 2016 - stage 2 - Arnhem > Nijmegen - 180 km
  • Sunday 8 May 2016 - stage 3 - Nijmegen > Arnhem - 190 km
  • Monday 9 May 2016 - rest day - transfer to the south of Italy


illustration photo of this article: Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, David Stanley, creative commons, modified with a pink coloured sky + logo added

door Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Arrivée de l'avant dernière étape à Risoul, via le Col Agnel :

    http://www.ledauphine.com/hautes-alpes/2015/08/02/apres-le-tour-de-france-le-giro-passera-par-risoul-nggw

    | Mrmoving | Sunday 02 August 2015 om 09h44

  2. http://www.dici.fr/actu/2015/08/01/giro-2016-une-arrivee-risoul-28-mai-un-depart-de-guillestre-29-mai-625196

    | ale | Sunday 02 August 2015 om 15h54

  3. Un enchainement Agnel-Risoul ?! C'est pas enorme en dernière etape de montagne. Un enchainement Larche/Vars/Risoul aurait un peu plus de geule non ?

    | MT84 | Sunday 02 August 2015 om 17h38

  4. Les rumeurs sont vraies d'une étape en France en 2016?

    | GT19 | Sunday 02 August 2015 om 19h09

  5. Sport/Voetbalmagazine a appris que RCS avait conclu un préaccord avec la préfecture japonaise et la ville de Shizuoka sur l'organisation des quatre premières étapes du Giro 2017, avec notamment une arrivée sur le mont Fuji.

    | Pito | Monday 31 August 2015 om 12h08

  6. Plus de suspens pour le parcours du 99ème Giro, il a fuité hier soir sur le site officiel.
    http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/09/news/giro-2016-route-accidentally-leaked_386877

    | Guillaume | Thursday 01 October 2015 om 19h47

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