The profile and route of the 2024 Giro d'Italia has been released and anticipation is already building for the opening Grand Tour of next year. On stage at the presentation was Jai Hindley, a former winner and runner-up at the race.
“I think it will be a super hard second week, and stage 15 is a monster day on the bike,” Hindley previewed alongside the reigning Giro d'Italia champion and new teammate, Primoz Roglic. A massive day is indeed in store on stage 15 as the riders will tackle an equally threatening and exciting 220km stage between Manerba del Garda and Livigno.
2024 Giro d'Italia presentation: Over 60km of time-trials, a mini Milano-Sanremo plus monster climbs of the Stelvio and Brocon
Hindley wasn't present at the Giro d'Italia this year to defend his jersey, instead opting to tackle the Tour de France for the first time in his career. Wearing the Maillot Jaune at one point and taking a stage win before finishing 7th overall, it was a decent race for the Australian leader of BORA - hansgrohe.
Whilst he doesn't go so far as to announce his intention to return to Italy next year, Hindley cannot hide his excitement for the upcoming general classification battle. “At the end it will be super tough, so expect to see fireworks."