The closures to traffic envisaged for the final stage of the Giro are triggered not only for the race but also for the assembly and disassembly of the structures.
Saturday 27, they close Piazza del Popolo-Viale Gabriele D'Annunzio, Via dei Fori Imperiali.
Sunday 28, the closures affect, among others: the area of San Gregorio and the Colosseum (from 4 in the morning), Piazza Venezia (from 5), Viale delle Terme di Caracalla (from 6), Corso Vittorio (from 6,30), some stretches of the Lungotevere (from 9 am) the central lanes of the whole of Colombo (from 1.30 pm).
The stretches of Lungotevere affected by progressive closures in sight and during the race are indicated below in the stage route. The first section to close, between 8.30 and 9, for the passage of the Giro Rosa, a 7 km amateur ride that precedes the path of the Giro d'Italia, is the stretch of Lungotevere (historic center side) between Largo Amerigo Petrucci-Ponte Palatino and Piazza Paoli-Ponte Vittorio.
In general, closures affect the entire route of the stage.
It is the most important national cycling race and one of the most prestigious in the world, a supremacy contended only with the Tour de France and the Spanish Vuelta, but also by far one of the oldest and most glorious Italian sporting competitions: since it was established by the Gazzetta dello Sport in 1908, every year it crosses most of Italy with an ever-changing route between mountain climbs (the flagship of the event) and flat stretches.
This year, for the fifth time in the event’s history, Rome will host the last stage of the Giro 2023 edition (the 106th). After three weeks of grueling competition, with an extremely tough route spread over nearly 3,500 kilometers and with more than 51,000 meters of climbing, riders will in fact arrive in the capital on 28 May, where, in the 21st and final stage, they will cross the finish line set at the Imperial Fora. For Rome, it will also be an opportunity to involve the entire citizenry in a big “pink” celebration and organize events promoting sport and mobility on two wheels.
The final stage of the Giro at the Imperial Fora is one of the many international sporting events hosted in Rome, first and foremost the Ryder Cup golf tournament. The commitment of the organizers of the Giro and the Capitoline administration is to bring the grand finale to Rome again in the coming years to make the arrival stable in the capital as it is in Paris for the Tour de France.
Besides the Imperial Fora, the Giro will involve many of Rome’s symbolic places, such as the Colosseum, Villa Borghese Park, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla, and St. Peter's Basilica.
From a cycling point of view, the circuit presents a few technical difficulties, with the cobblestone sections reduced to a minimum and a short climb inside Villa Borghese, but most of the roads are wide and well-paved. The finishing straight is 700 meters long and 8 meters wide.
Sunday 28 october 2023
21st final stage in Rome