Laurens Huys (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) rolls down the beginning ramp and the 2023 Giro d’Italia is underway.
As for that battle, we have now the mouthwatering prospect of Evenepoel and Roglic setting off a minute aside. They’re going to even be adopted instantly by two TT specialists and stage favourites in Stefan Kung and Filippo Ganna. Full begin occasions on the hyperlink under.
Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 1 time trial begin occasions – Evenepoel, Roglic, Ganna off late
As Alasdair notes, at 19.6km, that is the longest opening ITT ever on the Giro. That is no mere prologue; it is a large day within the battle for the pink jersey. Already.
Anyway, Barry is there on the bottom for us on the Giro, alongside Alasdair Fotheringham, who took to the time trial course yesterday, performing as our recon man. Should you’ve seen the stage profile however are questioning what the course is admittedly like, look no additional…
Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 1 time trial preview – A motorcycle path, a climb, and an important opening check
We have got some preview content material to atone for earlier than we get going. We have had our traditional 10-day countdown jam-packed with nice options, and all of it kicked off with Barry Ryan’s scene-setter. Barry loathes the time period ‘must-read’ so I’ll name this one a must-read.
Evenepoel, Roglic and a race of two halves – Giro d’Italia 2023 Preview
The 2023 Giro opens with a time trial and it is all kicking off at 13:50 native time, when the primary rider will roll down the ramp. That is simply quarter-hour away.
That is the scene firstly ramp by the Fossacesia Marina, on the Adriatic coast of Italy’s Abruzzo area. Former Giro champion Vincenzo Nibali has turned as much as the celebration.
Right here we’re then, the primary Grand Tour of the 2023 season is lastly upon us. Forward of us are three weeks of racing throughout Italy, on a diverse route with three time trials, a good few sprints, and a brutal ultimate week within the mountains.
We now have a stellar solid to go together with it, with Remco Evenepoel vs Primoz Roglic the headline duel, however some sturdy collectives to problem from the likes of Ineos, UAE, Bora, and Bahrain.
It needs to be a cracker, and all of it begins right here with the opening stage 1 time trial!
Who’s prepared for the Giro?