The Giro presents its first three stages in Hungary

The Giro d’Italia 2022 will have its ‘Grande Partenza’ in Hungary with a total of three stages, including a time trial in the capital Budapest, before the route of the ‘Corsa Rosa’ leaves for Italy. The first of the four dates chosen to publicize the entire route of the Giro 2022 was this Wednesday, with the announcement of this ‘Grande Partenza’, the great start, which will take place in Budapest.

In the inaugural stage, On May 6, 2022, the Giro will depart from Budpest and reach the Visegrád peak after 195 flat kilometers, with two bonus sprints, until the final climb of 5 kilometers at 5 percent of average slope until the castle of the locality.

Budapest will host the second stage in its entirety, on May 7, with an individual time trial of 9.2 kilometers with a drop of 150 meters. An urban chrono that links the Hungarian capital from Pest to the historic center of Buda, with a final section with peaks at 14 percent slope before reaching Buda square.

Finally, in the third stage, the last of the unveiled on this occasion, the peloton will depart from Kaposvár and arrive at Balatonfüred on a flat stage, the first for specialist sprinters, of 201 kilometers. Thus, Hungary will welcome the Giro cyclists with a first stage with a high finish for the most explosive applicants for the ‘pink jersey’, a short but intense and technical time to continue making up the provisional general and a last stage designed for leaks or massive sprinting.

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