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Giro d’Italia to start in Hungary next year

Hungary Cycle Giro D'italia

Deputy Mayor of Budapest Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky speaks during a press conference to launch the Budapest start for the Giro d’Italia 2020 cycling race, in the Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, April 15, 2019. It was announced that “Giro d’Italia” Tour of Italy cycling race will start from Budapest in 2020. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)


BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The Giro d’Italia will start in Hungary next year.

The prelude stage will take place in Budapest, followed by two further stages on Hungarian soil.

Giro d’Italia organizers made the announcement on Tuesday at the Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest.

It will be the Grand Tour’s 14th start outside of Italy, with the most recent being in Israel last year.

This year’s Giro d’Italia will begin in Bologna on May 11 and conclude in Verona on June 2.