2018 historical edition final showcase stage in Rome
The 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia, one of cycling’s Grand Tours, has its spectacular final in Rome. This has only happened 3 times before, in 1911, in 1950 and in 2009.
The 11.8km circuit in the center of Rome is to be repeated 10 times. It takes in many historic sites along Via Nazionale, Via Sistina, Piazza del Popolo, Circo Massimo, and the Terme di Caracalla (Baths of Caracalla) before arriving at finish line at the Fori Imperiali (Imperial Fora) under the Colosseum. See the route
Short climbs and descents are interspersed with long straight sections, connected by sometimes-tricky bends. The road surface is mostly tarmac, with some stretches over road pavers (“sanpietrini”).
Start and finish in via dei Fori Imperiali (Colosseum)