2019 Giro d'Italia Route Highlights

 


 

The 2019 Giro d'Italia on paper should be won by someone that can time trial. There are three individual time trials, with over 48km of time trial km's.  But, there are also 5 summit finishes and so a more natural climber has plenty of opportunity to take enough time to win the pink jersey. The Giro visits the Alps and the Dolomites and has a good mix of flat stages and climbing stages.  We note our favourite stages below:

 

By Chris Smith

Thursday 1st November 2018

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Stage Highlights

Stage 1 - Grand Deaprt

A short (8.2Km) uphill individual time trial starting and finishing in Bologna. You will see a selection in the GC favourites here with ramps of up to 16%.

Stage 2 - Stage 5

These stages should all be sprint stages, but, (as the organisers describe it), the wavy nature of the terrain may well allow the break away to win.

Stage 6 - Sting in the tail

Stage 6 from Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo has a 16km climb just 13km from the finish, followed by 13 flat or slightly downhill kilometers. Any GC rider who loses touch on this climb will lose a large chunk of time. 

Stage 7 - Punchy Finish

The first day for a breakaway to really have a chance. Starting on the Adriatic Coast, it should be a great stage. 

Stage 9 - ITT on the Aadriatic Coast 

A hilly individual time trail from Riccione to San Marino. We rode the course in October and it's tough. 

Stage 12 and 13 - The first days in the Alps

The climbing starts properly in the Italian Alps, with 3 categorised climbs on Stage 13. 

Stage 14 - Short and Hard

At just 131 km with 4000m of climbing this could be a deciding day. The ascents are long, steep and unrelenting. The road is not called the skyway for no reason. 

Stage 15 - Ghisallo and Lake Como

A route that starts near Lake Como and then take on a similar course to the Giro di Lombardia including the famous climb of Il Ghisallo.

Stage 16 - Into the Pain Cave aka the Alps

A stage through the Alps. 226km with 5700m of climbing and taking on 4 passes, including the Passo del Mortirolo and the Passo Gavia

Stage 20 - Back to the pain cave

Heading back to the Dolomites with over 5000m of elevation gain, today will be the last chance for the climbers who are in GC contention. 

Stage 21 - Time Trail

A 15.6km time trial from Verona's ampitheatre! It's going to make a great spectacle. Want to be there? Click here. 

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