The first stage of the 104th edition of the Giro d'Italia will be a time trial over 8.6 kilometers through the streets of Turin on Saturday.

The time trial specialists can hope for the first pink jersey, while the Dutch have no chance.

The absolute top favorite for day success is Filippo Ganna, the Italian who won the world time trial title in September.

Also in the 2020 Giro, in which he won all three time trials, the INEOS Grenadiers rider was at a lonely height in the chrono races and it doesn't look like this will be any different this year.

The biggest challengers of the 24-year-old Ganna are Frenchman Rémi Cavagna and Belgian Remco Evenepoel, while our southern neighbors with Victor Campenaerts still have a strong asset.

For the 21-year-old Evenepoel, the time trial is an opportunity to immediately take a few seconds over the competitors in the battle for the overall victory.

The Belgian super talent drives his first big round, but it is not inconceivable that he will win the Giro.

The time trial route is flat and the only intermediate measuring point is at Castello del Valentino after 3.8 kilometers.

Start:

2 pm


Expected finish time:

5:15 pm

Favorites for daytime success:

Filippo Ganna, Rémi Cavagna, Remco Evenepoel, Victor Campenaerts, João Almeida and Patrick Bevin.

The profile of the first Giro stage.

The profile of the first Giro stage.

Photo: Giro d'Italia

The route of the Giro d'Italia.

The route of the Giro d'Italia.

Photo: NU.nl