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The Tour of Italy 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

Added: thursday 05 May 2016 at 14:57:00
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    The Tour of Italy 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google EarthThis Friday, the 6th of May 2016, the Tour of Italy 2016 (or Giro d'Italia 2016) will start in Apeldoorn in The Netherlands with an individual time trial. All the other details about the race route, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedules, the stage profiles and the race routes on Google Maps/Google Earth are available in this article, so you can follow the "fight for pink" in the best possible conditions, knowing what the riders will face!

    Due to a lack of time and because the creation of these maps represents a big amount of work, velowire.com offers you the race routes of the 6 first stages to start with, knowing that the others will be published progressively while I'm working on them but in any case always before they'll take place! The race routes of all stages are now online, as well as the KMZ file for Google Earth!

    The Giro d'Italia 2016 race route on Google Maps

    In total, 3,463.1 kilometers will be on the programme, including 61.1 kilometers of individual time trials (the first stage of 9.8 kilometers and the days before the second and third rest days with 40.5 kilometers and finally 10.8 kilometers uphill): 3 stages in The Netherlands, 16 stages which will entirely take place in Italy and two stages which will partially take place in France with a finish in Risoul and a start the next day from Guillestre. Besides the time trials, the stages can be categorised as 7 flat stages, 7 middle mountain stages and 4 high mountain stages. 6 stages will have an uphill finish.

    1/ Friday 6 May 2016 - Apeldoorn (NL) > Apeldoorn (NL) - individual time trial - 9.8 km

    The Giro d'Italia 2016 will thus start in Apeldoorn in The Netherlands. Traditionally the Giro d'Italia always starts with a team time trial but this time it will thus be an individual timed effort.

    For this 99th edition of the Tour of Italy this stage will be 9.8 kilometers long in the streets of the city. This will be large and straight avenues with 8 90° turns and the streets are unfortunately full of speed bumps and roundabouts and other "street furniture", but since this is an individual timed effort that shouldn't really be a problem here! The profile of this stage is completely flat.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the first stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the first stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the first stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    Apeldoorn > Apeldoorn

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    Apeldoorn > Apeldoorn

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    >> Click here to download the start order and -times for this time trial

    If you'd like to discover the race route of this time trial in more detail, you can also watch the following video from Kinomap:

    2/ Saturday 7 May 2016 - Arnhem (NL) > Nijmegen (NL) - 190 km

    The 2nd stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 is the first stage in line of this 99th edition and it will start in the city of Arnhem in The Netherlands.

    During this stage the riders will first go off north towards Hoenderloo, before they'll continue south-west via Wageningen and Tiel. Direction south-east then, via the feeding zone in Beneden-Leeuwen and the first intermediate sprint in Malden. Direction north, towards the intermediate sprint in Berg en Dal before a short sidestep across the German border followed by a new visit of Berg en Dal where we'll find the first difficulty counting for the King of the Mountains classification of this Giro d'Italia 2016 (1.1 km @ 6.73% (max 12%)).

    We're quite close to the finish in Nijmegen already at that time where the riders will enter a circuit, just before they cross the finish line, which will visit both sides of the city of Nijmegen south and north of the Waal river. This circuit, 8.6 kilometers long, will have to be done twice before the riders cross the finish line for the third and last time and we'll know this stage's winner.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the second stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the second stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the second stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    Arnhem > Nijmegen

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    Arnhem > Nijmegen

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    3/ Sunday 8 May 2016 - Nijmegen > Arnhem - 190 km

    The next day, the 3rd stage will again take place between the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem but this time it'll be the other way around.

    The race route is not the same however because this time, the riders will go off north-east after the start in Nijmegen. Doing so, they will continue north of the city Doetinchem towards the feeding zone which will be at the most eastern point of this stage, in Borculo. They'll continue on towards the wet, via the sprint in Lochem and on to Zutphen where the trip continues south-west via the sprint in Dieren and the only difficulty of the day, of the 4th categorie, the Posbank (2.2 km @ 2.86% (max 12%)).

    The technical descent of this climb will bring them to the entrance of the final circuit of this stage, which has quite a particular form and which is 14 kilometers long, that the riders will have to do twice.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the third stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the third stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the third stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    Nijmegen > Arnhem

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    Nijmegen > Arnhem

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    R1/ Monday 9 May 2016

    After these three Dutch stages there will be a big transfer towards the southern part of Italy. Therefore, a first rest day is planned already on this Monday 9 May and that's by the way also the reason the
    Giro d'Italia 2016 starts on Friday 6 May instead of Saturday 7 May!

    4/ Tuesday 10 May 2016 - Catanzaro > Praia a Mare - 200 km

    The first Italian stage will start in Catanzaro, in the south of Italy. After having gone off west towards the intermediate sprint in Marinella, the riders will mainly follow the coast line during this stage, via the feeding zone of Guardia Piemontese Marina.

    A few kilometers further they'll leave the coast and start the climb of the first difficulty of the 3rd category of the race, towards Bonifati (6.5 km @ 5.86% (max 9%)). Back on the coastal road up to Diamante, they'll leave it again, this time to go climb up to San Pietro, which is also a 3rd category climb (5.3 km @ 6.77% (max 11%)).

    They'll continue up to the intermediate sprint in Scalea and will follow wavy roads with some climbs and descents (including the very steep climb of the Via del Fortino, going up to 18%) until the finish in Praia a Mare.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    Catanzaro > Praia a Mare

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    Catanzaro > Praia a Mare

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    5/ Wednesday 11 May 2016 - Praia a Mare > Benevento - 233 km

    The 5th stage will start a bit over a kilometer from the location where the previous stage finished on the side of the sea, in Praia a Mare. This will be a very long stage, of 233 kilometers, which will immediately leave the coast and is constantly uphill until the top of the first climb at Fortino (3rd category). An easier part will follow, continuing north-west, via the intermediate sprint in Polla, a descent towards the feeding zone and a climb towards the second intermediate sprint which will be in Palomonte.

    A part with short climbs and descents going even more west will follow until about thirty kilometers from the finish in Benevento since this last part is downhill towards the finish on the final circuit in the city, which contains a small climb.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    Praia a Mare > Benevento

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    Praia a Mare > Benevento

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    6/ Thursday 12 May 2016 - Ponte > Roccaraso / Aremogna - 157 km

    The 6th stage will start a bit north of Benevento, in Ponte, and this will be a mountain stage with the first uphill finish of this 99th edition of the Tour of Italy.

    Up to the sprint in Cerreto Sannita, the riders can quietly turn their legs but things will get more serious a few kilometers further, with the climb of Bocca della Selva, of the 2nd category. A 17.95 km long climb with an average steepness of 5.6% but going up to 10%. After the descent of this first hill, the riders can get some food just after halfway of the stage to get some forces which they'll need to attack the final climb which starts just after the intermediate sprint in Castel di Sangro. This climb, 18.85 km long and with an average steepness of 4.11% going up to 12%, will bring them to the finish in Aremogna above Roccaraso at an altitude of 1,572 m.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    Ponte > Roccaraso / Aremogna

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    Ponte > Roccaraso / Aremogna

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    7/ Friday 13 May 2016 - Sulmona > Foligno - 211 km

    After the start from Sulmona, the riders will get on the top of Le Svolte di Popoli (2nd category) after 20 kilometers. The rest of the stage will be quite hilly in nord-western direction via the sprint in L'Aquila, the feeding zone in Terme di Cotilia and the city of Terni. The race will turn north there towards the climb of the 4th category of Valico della Somma. What will follow is the intermediate sprint in Spoleto and the final part of the stage slightly downhill towards the finish in Foligno.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    7/ Sulmona > Foligno

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    7/ Sulmona > Foligno

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    8/ Saturday 14 May 2016 - Foligno > Arezzo - 186 km

    The next day, the 8th stage will start in the city where the race finished the day before, Foligno, for a 186 kilometers long stage.

    The first 110 kilometers in nord-western direction will be a bit hilly but don't contain any real difficulties. The riders will get to the first intermediate sprint in Umbertide and to the feeding zone in Monterchi halfway in the stage.

    After a short trip north the riders will turn west and start the climb of Scheggia (3rd category). The descent will bring them to the intermediate sprint in Indicatore and after a first visit of the finish city Arezzo they'll get on a 31.6 kilometer long circuit with a steep climb of 10.25 km at 5.59% with a maximum of 14%: Alpe di Poti of the 2nd category. After a rapid descent they'll get back to Arezzo where the finish will be slightly uphill.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    8/ Foligno > Arezzo

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    8/ Foligno > Arezzo

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    9/ Sunday 15 May 2016 - Radda in Chianti > Greve in Chianti - individual time trial - 40.5 km

    The day before the second rest day, an individual time trial will be on the programme this Sunday 15 May. This will be a stage in the Chianti Classico region and the 40.5 kilometers of individual effort will not be completely flat!

    After the start from Radda in Chianti, the 11.6 first kilometers towards the first intermediate timing point in Castellina in Chianti will be timidly uphill while the race will continue in a descent after the U-turn in this city when the riders will go off north towards the second intermediate timing point in Madona di Pietracupa. The trip will continue east with a short uphill-downhill and then north towards the last intermediate timing point uphill in Panzano in Chianti. Each rider can then finally start the downhill part towards the finish line which will be drawn in Greve in Chianti.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the nineth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the nineth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the nineth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    9/ Radda in Chianti > Greve in Chianti

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    9/ Radda in Chianti > Greve in Chianti

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    R2/ Monday 16 May 2016 - rest day

    The second rest day of this Giro d'Italia 2016 will allow the riders to get some rest after this first week of racing, in Campi Bisenzio, at about 45 kilometers from the finish of the 9th stage in Greve in Chianti, where the next day's stage will start as well.

    10/ Tuesday 17 May 2016 - Campi Bisenzio > Sestola - 219 km

    After this rest day, the caravan of the Giro will get back together at Campi Bisenzio for a stage with two 3rd category difficulties, a climb of the 1st category and a mountain top finish, of the 1st category.

    After the start from Campi Bisenzio, the race will go off towards Pistoia where it will turn north towards the Passo della Collina. Right after this climb the riders will go through a tunnel (which led to the very steep climb being shown on the profile below after the top of the top of the climb, this thus should be ignorerd!) and they'll start with the descent ... towards the foot of the climb of Pietracolora. About ten kilometers further starts the descent, which will bring the riders to the feeding zone in Ponte di Samone. A few non referenced bumps will follow, with the two intermediate sprints in Pavullo Nel Frignano and in Lama Mocogno and a progressive climb will then bring the riders to the foot of the real climb to the Pian del Falco, of the 1st category and 16.35 km long with an average steepness of 5.2% (max 13%). When they reach the summit of this climb they'll already have seen the finish line in Sestola not far from the race route, but they'll have to continue the final loop via Fanano before they start the final climb towards the finish line, a 3rd category climb.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the tenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the tenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the tenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    10/ Campi Bisenzio > Sestola

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    10/ Campi Bisenzio > Sestola

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    11/ Wednesday 18 May 2016 - Modena > Asolo - 227 km

    After this mountain stage, the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 will have an almost flat race route over the first 200 kilometers after the start in Modena, followed by a 4th category difficulty in the final loop around the finish city - the climb towards Forcella Mostaccin - and a few bumps before the finish in Asolo. The feeding zone will be in Piacenza d'Adige while the two intermediate sprints will be in Grisignano di Zocco and Villa del Conte.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the eleventh stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the eleventh stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the eleventh stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    11/ Modena > Asolo

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    11/ Modena > Asolo

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    12/ Thursday 19 May 2016 - Noale > Bibione - 182 km

    The 12th stage will start in Noale, for a 182 kilometer long race route which will come close to Venice and then go to Treviso, the intermediate sprint in Ormelle, the feeding zone in Oderzo and the sprint in Portogruaro before turning south towards the finish, in Bibione. Before we'll know the name of the winner of this stage there will however be a short urbain circuit of 8 kilometers which will have to be done twice.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the twelfth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the twelfth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the twelfth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    12/ Noale > Bibione

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    12/ Noale > Bibione

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    13/ Friday 20 May 2016 - Palmanova > Cividale del Friuli - 170 km

    The 13th stage of this Giro d'Italia 2016 has quite a particular form. Indeed, after the start in Palmanova, the race first goes off north but when it gets in the finish city Cividale del Friuli after only 28.8 kilometers, the riders will still have two loops to do, one north-east of the finish city with the sprint in San Pietro Al Natisone and the climb towards Montemaggiore (Matajur) of the 1st category (8.3 km long with an average steepness of 9.3% (max 15%)) and towards Crai close to the border with Slovenia, of the 3rd category (8.8 km @ 6.4% (max 16%)). On the road back towards the finisjh line, the riders get to the feeding zone in Ponte San Quirino, before they start the second loop, north-west of Cividale del Friuli.

    In this second loop, they'll find the intermediate sprint in Attimis, but also again two difficulties. This time it'll be the climb of the Cima Porzus of the 1st category which is 8.8 km long with an average steepness of 8.2% (max 16%) and a bit further the climb towards Valle, of the 2nd category (6.2 km @ 7.8% (max 13%)). The descent will be followed by a short flat part towards the finish line in Cividale del Friuli.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the thirteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the thirteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the thirteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    13/ Palmanova > Cividale del Friuli

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    13/ Palmanova > Cividale del Friuli

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    14/ Saturday 21 May 2016 - Alpago (Farra) > Corvara (Alta Badia) - 210 km

    The 14th stage will not really be easy either: after about thirty kilometers towards the north, the riders will start a progressive climb towards the intermediate sprint in Arabba - via the west part of the race route of this stage - where the first 1st category climb of this stage will really start, towards the Passo Pordoi (9.3 km with an average steepness of 6.9% (max 9%)). After a short descent they'll immediately go on with the climb of the Passo Sella/Sellajoch (5.5 km with an average steepness of 8% (max 12%)). The descent of this 2nd category difficulty and a bit uphill will bring the riders to the feeding zone at Plan de Gralba before they go on with another climb, of the 3rd category, the Passo Gardena/Grödnerjoch (5.8 km with an average steepness of 4.4% (max 9%)).
    They'll then cross the finish line in Corvara where the second intermediate sprint will take place, but the stage is far from finished at that point because they'll go down south via the climb of the Passo Campolongo of the 2nd category (6 km with an average steepness of 5.8% (max 13%)) before they turn east in Arabba in the opposite direction of the way they arrived at the first intermediate sprint. They'll leave this road in opposite direction from the initial access to go find the second 1st category climb, the Passo Giau (9.8 km with an average steepness of 9.4% (max 14%)) and once they arrive at the most eastern point of this stage close to Cortina d'Ampezzo they again turn west, towards the last difficulty of the day, the Passo Valparola of the 2nd category (11.5 km with an average steepness of 5.8% (max 14%)). Its descente via La Villa Stern brings them towards the finish in Corvara (Alta Badia) which will be slightly uphill.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the fourteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the fourteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the fourteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    14/ Alpago (Farra) > Corvara (Alta Badia)

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    14/ Alpago (Farra) > Corvara (Alta Badia)

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    15/ Sunday 22 May 2016 - Castelrotto/Kastelruth > Alpe di Siusi/Seiseralm - individual time trial - 10.8 km

    The second day of this weekend the stage will be an individual time trial and this time it will be uphill, the famous cronoscalata of the Tour of Italy. The stage starts with a 1.8 kilometers long false flat uphill part before the real climb starts with an average steepness of 8.3% over 9 kilometers. The climb is relatively constant since the maximal steepness is 11%.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the fifteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the fifteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the fifteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    15/ Castelrotto/Kastelruth > Alpe di Siusi/Seiseralm

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    15/ Castelrotto/Kastelruth > Alpe di Siusi/Seiseralm

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    R2/ Monday 23 May 2016 - rest day

    After this weekend and whole week of racing, the riders can again get some rest, in Bressanone/Brixen, the city where the next day's stage will start as well.

    16/ Tuesday 24 May 2016 - Bressanone/Brixen > Andalo - 132 km

    After this rest day, the race will not really restart easily but this will not be one of the hardest stages either: it'll be short - only 132 kilometers - and start in Bressanone/Brixen. The first 40 kilometers will be slightly downhill until just after the intermediate sprint in Bolzano/Bozen. Just after that sprint the long climb of the Passo della Mendola/Mendelpass, a 2nd category climb (14.8 km with an average steepness of 6.5% (max 10%)), will start. This will be followed by the descent and a part with some small climbs and descents -where the riders will find the second intermediate sprint, in Cles- which will bring them to the foot of the second 2nd category climb, towards Fai della Paganella (10.2 km with an average steepness of 7.4% (max 15%)). We will be very close to the finish in Andalo already, but to get there it'll again be uphill!

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the sixteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the sixteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the sixteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    16/ Bressanone/Brixen > Andalo

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    16/ Bressanone/Brixen > Andalo

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    17/ Wednesday 25 May 2016 - Molveno > Cassano d'Adda - 196 km

    The next day, the stage will be much longer but also easier, between Molveno and Cassano d'Adda, with only one 4th category climb halfway the stage, the Passo Sant'Eusebio. The riders will then find two intermediate sprints, in Brescia and in Calcio.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the seventeenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the seventeenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the seventeenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    17/ Molveno > Cassano d'Adda

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    17/ Molveno > Cassano d'Adda

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    18/ Thursday 26 May 2016 - Muggiò > Pinerolo - 240 km

    This Thursday will offer a quite long stage starting in Muggiò. The start of the stage is rather flat in the first 170 kilometers, via the feeding zone in Crescentino and the intermediate sprint in Chivasso. After the sprint in Rivoli the road gets a little bit more hilly and once they've crossed the finish line in Pinerolo once, the riders will climb up to the top of this stage in Pramartino, a 2nd category climb of 4.7 km with an average steepness of 10.5% (max 17%). A technical descent will then bring them back to the finish city where they'll battle for the victory of this 18th stage.

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the eighteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the eighteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the eighteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    18/ Muggiò > Pinerolo

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    18/ Muggiò > Pinerolo

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    19/ Friday 27 May 2016 - Pinerolo > Risoul (FR) - 162 km

    The stage on the last Friday of this Giro d'Italia 2016 will again b a real mountain stage, with the highest point of this Tour of Italy which will be reached after about one hundred kilometers in the stage and with a mountain top finish, in France.

    The riders will start in Pinerolo and will go south until the intermediate sprint in Piasco. The race route will then turn west, starting a progressive climb towards the second intermediate sprint in Sampeyre and the feeding zone in Castello. That's where the climb towards the Tour of Italy 2016's rooftop will really start with 21.3 kilometers uphill towards the top of the Col Agnel, with an average steepness of 6.8% (max 15%). On the top of this climb, the riders will cross the border with France and the descent will bring them to the foot of the final climb, towards Risoul (1st catégory, 12.9 km with an average steepness of 6.9% (max 10%)).

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the nineteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the nineteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the nineteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    19/ Pinerolo > Risoul (FR)

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    19/ Pinerolo > Risoul (FR)

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    20/ Saturday 28 May 2016 - Guillestre (FR) > Sant'Anne di Vinadio - 134 km

    The next day, the forelast stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 will be on the programme, with start in France, in Guillestre, at the foot of the climb towards Risoul where the stage finished the day before. This stage will be short (only 134 kilometers), but not really easy, with no less than three 1st category climbs and a mountain top finish just on the other side of the Italian border (of the 3rd category).

    Right from the start in Guillestre, the profile goes uphill, towards the Col de Vars and in this climb, the riders will find the first intermediate sprint in the Station de Vars. Once they've reached this summit (18.2 km with an average steepness of 6% (max 13%)), the descent will bring them to the foot of the second difficulty of the first category, the Col de la Bonette, 22.2 long km with an average steepness of 6.7% (max 10%). At the bottom of the descent, in Isola, they'll find the second intermediate sprint, before they start the climb towards the Col de la Lombarde (19.8 km with an average steepness of 7.5% (max 12%)) which has its summit on the border with Italy. In Italy the race route thus first continues downhill before it turns left and starts the climb towards the mountain top finish in Sant'Anna di Vinadio (3rd category, 2.35 km long with an average steepness of 8.13% (max 11%)).

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the twentieth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the twentieth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the twentieth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    20/ Guillestre (FR) > Sant'Anna di Vinadio

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    21/ Sunday 29 May 2016 - Cuneo > Turin - 163 km

    The last stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 has more of a ceremonial role than a sportive interest. The stage will go downhill from the start in Cuneo (there's a short slightly uphill part first to be honest), towards the intermediate sprint in Racconigi and the feeding zone in Villastellone. There will not be any difficulties on the programme of this stage and the riders will then get on a final circuit in Turin. This circuit will contain a short climb of 750 meters uphill between 4 and 6% with a maximum of 8% just before the top. After a first crossing of the finish line they'll do 8 laps of 7.5 kilometers before the Giro d'Italia 2016 really comes to an end and before we'll know the name of the rider who will go home with the pink jersey after Alberto Contador who won last year!

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race will be in the different cities and villages on the race route) of this stage of the Tour of Italy 2016. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the twentyfirst stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The profile of the twentyfirst stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 The race route of the twentyfirst stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Google Maps

    21/ Cuneo > Turin

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    The Giro d'Italia 2016 race route in Google Earth

    Do you prefer to see the race route of all Tour of Italy 2016 stages in one view? Or would you like to do a virtual fly-over of one or more of these stages? That's possible by downloading the KMZ file (a ZIPped KML file, due to its big file size) and by opening it in Google Earth!

    ALERTATTENTION - copyright: despite the fact that this KMZ file is made available for your own use, you should note that it's strictly forbidden to reproduce the contents of this KMZ file or any other file (including the maps, the profiles, the KML files and others) which make up the race route of the Tour of Italy 2016. These contents are protected by copyright and I thus ask you to respect the huge amount of time spent on the creation of it.

    >> Download the full race route of the Giro d'Italia 2016 in Google Earth (fichier KMZ, 285 kB)

    The map with the race route of the Tour of Italy 2016

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Merci pour ce travail formidable !

    | Freddy | wednesday 11 May 2016 at 12:29:34

  2. Nice web page but where is the kmz file?
    I need it now and not when the race is over.
    Many Thanks!

    | Oli | sunday 15 May 2016 at 8:25:22

  3. @Freddy #1 : merci, ça fait plaisir :). Et ce n'est pas fini ! (malheureusement ;-))

    @Oli #2: this is all perfectly explained in the article and the KMZ file will be published before the end of the race. If you *need it now* as you say, I suggest you create it, that'll probably only take you a few hours. Before writing those kind of things, think again: it's not as if I owe you something on this, all the information on this website is provided for free! Of course, I strive to publish the full race route even before the start of each race, but in this case it's just not possible. If you pay me a good salary every month I'd be able to quit my job and only focus on this. In that case I would guarantee you the availability before each race ... Now think again and understand that your comment was rude ...

    | Thomas Vergouwen | sunday 15 May 2016 at 13:58:14

  4. I sure appreciate each & every .kmz you provide! + ALL the other INFO, Insight, News, & stories. I love to follow along as the race goes on TV and just dream of someday going to some of these places.
    I tried to make some of my own for the first couple of Giro but by the roads listed on their site, my maps ended up wrong. I wanted to make the 16 TOC too but they don't give turn by turn and their maps don't show names of EVERY street/road for some reason.
    Thanks again!

    | notch_j_johnson | monday 16 May 2016 at 6:45:43

  5. Wordt het volledige KMZ-bestand nog beschikbaar gemaakt voor het einde van de Giro?

    | Steven Duchateau | tuesday 17 May 2016 at 14:20:24

  6. Une fois n'est pas coutume mais cette année, les Alpes semblent plus dures que les Dolomites.

    | Dom | friday 20 May 2016 at 21:59:05

  7. Many thanks for the Kmz file. Greatly appreciated.

    | Charlie | saturday 21 May 2016 at 2:20:18

  8. Les Alpes, les Dolomites? Je ne pense pas!

    | aria | monday 23 May 2016 at 13:17:39

  9. Bongiorno.

    Comme annoncé sur "A votre Tour", je confirme l'info (Raisport 1 d'hier) du chroniqueur Beppe Conti : projet d'arrivée du 100ème Tour d'Italie dans la ville éternelle : Rome.

    Un transfert en "Frecciarossa" (Treno Alta Velocita) de couleur rouge permettrait de rejoindre Rome après le passage dans la montagne de l'Alto Adige et du Valtellina.

    Je n'ai trouvé aucune mention/confirmation dans la presse francophone.

    Velowire number one ?

    Ciao.

    | André | friday 17 June 2016 at 12:07:42

  10. N'est pas encore confirmè, c'est seulement un projet.
    La "Capital" du Giro d'Italia c'est Milano, comme Paris pour le TDF.

    | aria | friday 17 June 2016 at 13:37:34

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