Giro d'Italia 2021: Rider start times for the opening stage one time trial

An 8.6km route will decide the first wearer of the maglia rosa

Filippo Ganna during the final Tour de Romandie 2021 time trial
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The 2021 Giro d'Italia begins with the stage on individual time trial. A quick 8.6km-long jaunt up the river in Turin to give some early time gaps in the general classification.

Androni's Filippo Tagliani is the first off at 2pm local time, while Alpecin-Fenix's Dries De Bondt will be the final rider off the start ramp at 5.03pm.

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