Giro d’Italia heads to Budapest for 2020 Grande Partenza

Organisers of the Giro d’Italia have today (Monday) announced that the 2020 edition of the cycling ‘Grand Tour’ will commence in Budapest, Hungary.

The 14th staging of the Grande Partenza outside of Italy will launch in the Hungarian capital, with two further stages to be held in the country. Giro organiser RCS Sport said full details of the 2020 course will be revealed at a press conference in the coming months.

The announcement continues a recent trend which has seen the Giro alternate between a race start in Italy and overseas since 2010. Amsterdam (the Netherlands) hosted the Grande Partenza that year, followed by Herning (Denmark) in 2012, Belfast (Northern Ireland) in 2014, Apeldoorn (the Netherlands) in 2016 and Jerusalem (Israel) last year.

This year’s Giro d’Italia will commence in Bologna on May 11, with Sicily having already been chosen as the destination for the Grande Partenza in 2021.