RCS Sport, which organizes Giro d’Italia, announced a month ago that the “Great Start” of the race would take place abroad in 2022.
Máriusz Révész, the government commissioner responsible for Active Hungary, announced in early June that a government proposal had been drawn up for the start and the first three stages of the race to take place in Hungary.
At the request of MTI, Péter Princzinger, President of the Hungarian Cycling Association, emphasized that Hungary has become more valuable as a cycling tourist destination in recent years.
Giro d’Italia is a well-known sports event, as well as a massive media production, and can’t be organized just anywhere. Therefore, it is an honor for the organizer of the world’s second-largest cycling competition to consider Hungary a worthy venue for building the Giro brand, the president said.
According to the original plans, the Giro would have started in 2020 in Budapest, followed by the Budapest-Győr and Székesfehérvár-Nagykanizsa sections.
The 105th Giro d’Italia will now start on May 6, 2022; there will be a break on May 9, after the three Hungarian stages, and the race will then move to Italy, according to cyclingnews.com. The competition will end on May 29th.