The stages of the Giro d'Italia scheduled from 6 to 28 May 2023 have been announced. The 106th edition starts from Costa dei Trabocchi Fossacesia Marina in Abruzzo and ends in Rome. Dolomite stage with Longarone - Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Auronzo hut).
Giro d'Italia: dolomite stages
There are 4 Dolomite stages in total. They start on 23 May and finish on 26 May.
23 May 2023
Sabbio Chiese - Monte Bondone
Second stage of the Giro. It all takes place at relatively low altitudes, but accumulates over 5000 m of elevation gain divided between very hard climbs and others that are rideable. First part along the western coast of Lake Garda to reach Trentino at Riva del Garda. We then climb the Passo di Santa Barbara (average around 10%) and in quick succession the Passo di Bordala. A fast descent to Rovereto from where you enter Vallarsa (GPM at Matassone) and then turn towards the Folgaria plateau via Serrada. Challenging descent to the Adige valley at Calliano and after the only short flat stretch of about 10 km you climb Monte Bondone from the Aldeno side with its changes in gradient with peaks of up to 15%. Arrival shortly after Viote.
24 May 2023
Pergine Valsugana - Caorle
Completely flat stage all slightly downhill. Penultimate bunch sprint of the Giro 2023. First slightly undulating part along the Brenta valley until entering the plain at Bassano del Grappa. This is followed by a long crossing of the Venetian plain on wide, straight roads until reaching the coast where some of Italy's most famous beaches such as Jesolo Lido, Eraclea Mare, Porto Santa Margherita are touched upon to contest the final sprint to Caorle.
25 May 2023
Oderzo - Val di Zoldo
Short but intense mountain stage at relatively low altitude. After a few kilometres from the start we climb the Cansiglio from the classic Vittorio Veneto side (Passo la Crosetta) to enter the Alpago area and ride along it until we reach the Piave valley. After Longarone we touch Pieve di Cadore (birthplace of Titian Vecellio) to climb the Forcella Cibiana without a rest and, unprecedented 2023, after Forno the climb of Coi with its almost 4 km over 10% and peaks at 19%. From there it will be 5 km to the finish divided equally between descent and pedalable ascent to Palafavera.
26 May 2023
Longarone - Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Auronzo Refuge)
Classic Dolomite mountain stage. After the approach through the Agordino area, home to the world-famous eyewear district, we tackle more than 100 km that encompasses practically the entire altitude difference of the stage, with no rest between climbs. Arriving in Arabba, we climb the Campolongo Pass followed by the Valparola Pass, which leads into the 'Holy Staircase' of Dolomite climbs, consisting of the Giau Pass (Selva di Cadore side about 10% average), the Tre Croci Pass and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo with its gradients of up to 18%.