Tour of Sicily 2022, we start from Milazzo with Nibali and Caruso. Traffic restrictions on the A20

Everything is ready for the “Giro di Sicilia 2022” which will start tomorrow from Milazzo to end on April 15th on Etna. These are 4 stages, organized by RCS Sport in collaboration with the Sicilian Region.

The teams and champions at the start

Three teams in the UCI World Tour category will take part in the Giro di Sicilia: Astana Qazaqstan Team, Intermarchè-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux and Trek-Segafredo, to which will be added four UCI Pro Teams, eleven UCI Continental Teams and the Italian National Team of Daniele Bennati. Among the names expected at the start are those of Vincenzo Nibali, winner of all three great tours, as well as of Il Lombardia, Milano-Sanremo and of the latest edition of Il Giro di Sicilia Eolo, Damiano Caruso, second to last Giro of Italy and who will race with the Italian National Team, the Under 23 Road World Champion Filippo Baroncini, Domenico Pozzovivo and Chad Haga, stage winners at the Giro d’Italia.

The first step

The first stage is Milazzo – Bagheria: an undulating race, dotted with curves and ups and downs. The only roughness is the short pedalable climb to Tindari after only thirty kilometers and the stretch of Termini Imerese. Very fast finish for the compact group sprint.

The second stage

The second stage scheduled for Wednesday 13th is much more demanding: 152 kilometers from Palma di Montechiaro to Caltanissetta with wide roads will characterize the route, with three city crossings at Mazzarino, Barrafranca and Enna, where the GPM of the day is located. Quiet finish in the center of Caltanissetta.

The third stage

The third stage is characterized by continuous ups and downs: 171 kilometers from Realmonte to Piazza Armerina. Stage at the same level of difficulty as the second, flying finish line near Caltagirone, before a gradual climb towards Piazza Armerina with the final finish.

The fourth stage

The fourth and last is the most demanding stage: 140 kilometers that will take runners from Ragalina to the Piano Provenzale ski resort, located on the north side of Etna. In short, a heart-pounding finale for the last stage of the Giro di Sicilia 2022.

First stage, modification of the road system

The route of the first day will wind for 199 kilometers, from Milazzo to Bagheria, also passing through the 113 state road. 10 and 11, and Cefalù, between 13 and 14.15. In Cefalù closed via Giubileo Magno, via III Millennio and via De Gaetani.

Roads closed in Milazzo

In addition, the commander of the local police of Milazzo signed the ordinance governing both transit and parking today and tomorrow. From 09.00 on 11 April 2022 to 15.00 on 12 April, no parking with forced removal on both sides on via Lungomare Garibaldi (section between the intersection with via C. Colombo and street number n. 175); prohibition of vehicular transit on via Lungomare Garibaldi in the stretch of carriageway on the west side between street number n. 137 and the civic n. 165, and the establishment of a canalization lane on the east side of the same road section, in the time between 09.00 and 22.00 on 11 April 2022. From 19.00 on 11 April 2022, at 3.00 pm on April 12, no parking with forced removal on both sides in the following streets: L. Rizzo (state-owned car park on both sides); F. Crispi; Lungomare Garibaldi (stretch between the intersection with via F. Crispi and via C. Colombo). From 22.00 on 11 April 2022, to 15.00 on 12 April 2022, no vehicle transit in the following streets: L.Rizzo (state-owned car park on both sides); Lungomare Garibaldi (stretch between the intersection with via C. Colombo and street number 175). Day 12 April 2022, from 06.00 to 11.30, no parking with forced removal of both sides in the following streets: C. Colombo (stretch between the intersection with via Lungomare Garibaldi and the intersection with the via C. Borgia), C. Borgia, Piano Baele, Piazza C. Duilio (west side), D. Piraino, Piazza Mazzini (east side), M. Regis, Spiaggia di Ponente (SP72 / d – stretch between intersection with via M. Regis and the overpass of the Melai stream). Day 12 April 2022, from 08.30 to 11.30, prohibition of vehicular transit in the following streets: L. Rizzo, Cassisi, F. Crispi, Piazza della Repubblica, Medici, Lungomare Garibaldi stretch between (the intersection with via F. Crispi and number 175), C. Colombo (stretch between the intersection with Via Lungomare Garibaldi and the intersection with Via C. Borgia), C. Borgia, Piano Baele, Piazza C. Duilio (West side), D. Piraino, Piazza Mazzini (East side), M. Regis, Spiaggia di Ponente (SP72 / d – stretch between the intersection with via M. Regis and the Overpass of the Torrente Mela), and in all the road sections that intersect with the aforementioned streets.

Schools and closed roads in Bagheria

The mayor of Bagheria Filippo Maria Tripoli, with the ordinance n. 9 of 04 April 2022, has ordered the closure of all schools of all levels in the city for the day of 12 April. The measure to limit the movement of citizens and not create traffic in the city just when the “caravan” arrives in the city. The closure of the schools will also serve to facilitate students who wish to attend the Giro. With the same ordinance, again for tomorrow, a ban on parking is established with removal from 07.00 to 21.00 and in any case until the end of the event in the following streets: Via Alcide de Gasperi, section between via Roccaforte and via Diego D’Amico; Via Roccaforte (stretch between Via Roma and Piazza Garibaldi); Via Roma (stretch between via Diego D’Amico and Via Roccaforte);
Via Ruggero Settimo; Piazza Don Sturzo and Parking in front of Villa Valguarnera; Via Sant’Ignazio di Loyola from SS 113 to Via Consolare; Via Papa Giovanni XXIII from Via Consolare to Via Diego D’Amico; Via Diego D’Amico; Garibaldi square. A ban on transit was also instituted from 11:00 until the end of the event in the following streets: Via Sant’Ignazio di Loyola from SS 113 to Via Consolare; Via Papa Giovanni XXIII from Via Consolare to Via Diego D’Amico; Via Diego D’Amico; Garibaldi square.

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