Giro d'Italia unveils mountainous 13th stage for 2016 race

The 161km route takes riders over four categorised climbs from Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli

Alberto Contador on the podium after stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Organisers RCS revealed another section of next year's Giro d'Italia route on Sunday; a mountainous 161km route on stage 13 from Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli.

The revelation adds to what's already been unveiled by the organisers about next year's route ahead of the official presentation on October 3, with an opening individual time trial in the Netherlands and another, longer ITT on stage nine through the vineyards of Chianti.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).