Gravel time trial to 2,850m summit of Mount Etna reported for 2020 Giro d'Italia

Gravel time trial to 2,850m summit of Mount Etna reported for 2020 Giro d'Italia

Joe Robinson 20 Aug 2019 Race to reach altitude with added bonus of gravel and potential volcanic eruptions The Giro d'Italia is looking to turn up the heat in 2020 with a gravel time trial on Mount Etna that finishes 2,850m above sea level. It has already been confirmed that the race will visit the southern Italian island of Sicily once the race has left the Grande Partenza in Budapest, Hungary, but it is now expected to visit altitude on the famous volcano. According to reports in the Italian press, rather than climbing the usual tarmac ascent, the proposed route for next year will take the race along a finely-packed gravel road that finishes at 2,850m. Volcanic expert Marco Neri helped pen a nine-page document for the Catania region which was sent to race organiser RCS arguing for the inclusion of this new route, according to Meridio News . 'From ...

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