Giro D’Italia 2016 Route

26 June 2015, it was announced that the start of the Giro d?? Italia 2016 will take place in the Netherlands, to be precise, in the province of Gelderland. Giro caravan will be three days driving through the countryside before traveling to Italy. On this page we give you an overview of all news and facts about Grande Partenza?? ??.

The steps

The exact route the schema of the 99th Edition of the Giro will follow in July 2015, but the first three steps already known broadly.
1st step? Friday, may 6, 2016
Apeldoorn hosted the Friday team presentation and the short time trial. Grand tours usually begin on Saturday.By 2016, it was decided it anticipating that one day, because of the Ascension. The long weekend can be better so.
2nd Stage?? Saturday, may 7, 2016
The second stage takes from Arnhem to Nijmegen, led by Renkum, Tiel, Beneden-Leeuwen and Waal in Groesbeek. Because of the flat, of course, there is a great chance for a bunch sprint, unless perhaps there is still some tough hills Groesbeek, near to the goal. Define Oranjesingel finish line.
3rd Stage?? Sunday May 8, 2016
The third step is from Nijmegen to Arnhem, as with the stage on Saturday, the chances of a bunch sprint is great. The route goes through Lingewaard to Achterhoek. Rheden, the packaging then go to target in Arnhem. Or Posbank is part of ruttschemat is not yet known, but it is obvious. With steep section of 9% is an interesting climb the peloton. The Hill is located too far from the finish line to prevent a bunch sprint.
For a large round is truly a unique place that goes a step from A to B and the scene a day later from site B to a.
Travel day-MONDAY, May 9, 2016
To bridge the large gap to Italy after the opening weekend of immediate break/travel day planned.


The organization is based on a budget of EUR 11.6 million. Province of Gelderland pay them five million and three stage towns of Apeldoorn, Arnhem and Nijmegen was 350,000 euros. For funders for other 5.6 million still being sought, but the Health Ministry would ensure 2.5 million.

Promotion of the region

The organization expects a lot of exposure will be the province of the Giro in Gelderland. The match will be broadcast live on Dutch and Flemish TV and also on Eurosport. According to Giro management are examined in some 175 countries with 800 million people. Councilman Gerrie Elfrink Arnhem expects an economic boost for the business and especially the tourism sector: “it gives a lot of tourism.” The first signs give him all right, because on July 30 reported a number of hotels and B & BS to be full this weekend for the Giro.

The previous Giro will start in the Netherlands

Twice already started the Tour of Italy in our country in 2002 was in Groningen. The winner of the prologue was named Juan Carlos Dominguez. The scene led to Münster, where Mario Cipollini won the Sprint.
During the 2010 Grande Partenza was in Amsterdam. Bradley Wiggins won the opening time trial and two sprint stages that followed was won by Tyler Farrar and Wouter Wadood.

The winners of the last five rounds in Italy:

2011?? Michele Scarponi, after Contador disqualification
2012?? Ryder Hesjedal
2013?? Vincenzo Nibali
2014?? Nairo Quintana
2015?? Alberto Contador

The Favorites for the overall victory

In any case, Alberto Contador not succeed himself as Giro winner in 2016. He stated in his final year as a pro in order to concentrate on the Tour de France. Also a start of Group winner Christopher Froome is not likely. Vincenzo Nibali has not announced his return to the Giro. He wants next year for a second time to conquer the pink shirt while his teammate Fabio Aru then concentrate on Tour. Nibali is thus ready for the big favourite for the victory.

News on the Giro d’Italia in 2016

  • Traditionally, the focus will be in Dolomites, with at least an area of Alpe di Siusi.
  • One of the second-place finish is the town Roccaraso in Abruzzo
  • The penultimate stage goes through the Col d ‘ Agnel in the French mountain village of Risoul
  • A year later-year 2017 so-it’s 100-year Giro. Because celebrate think Giro d?? Italia Director Mauro Vegni to start … in the United States!