Highway: 23 teams started this year’s Giro d ‘ Italia in the race for the pink jersey. Here is our little guide to the year’s most pink contest. Here are useful links and description of the stages all the way to the finish.
During the first eight days we are looking to us via flat and undulating stages South along Italy’s western coast, all the way to Sicily. Where will the ninth stage to be decided ochvmed some luck, we’ll get to see real Fireworks here.
Hopefully it will be just a figurative Fireworks, but a risknder the first eight days we are looking to us via flat and undulating stages South along Italy’s western coast, all the way to Sicily. Where will the ninth stage to be determined and with a little luck, we’ll get to see real Fireworks here. Hopefully it will be just a figurative Fireworks, but a risk for literal companies is also available.
The still active volcano Etna must be climbed, not just one but two times during the stage. After that, riders earned a first rest day and the whole show moves to the Mainland again. There will be the first of three more or less flat stages where spurtarna and breakout Kings, vying for the honor. But then it becomes brutal.
For by the last nine stages, it is not less than the six that were crossing the finish line in the mountains. If we try to cherry pick from this cake so I think stages 13, 14 and 15 will be anything out of the ordinary. They are 16, 21 and 23 kilometres long, and all three have the goal of nearly 2,000 meters above sea level. It will become the master!
We should not forget the penultimate stage with the finish in Sestriere. It will be the last chance for the out-embossed mountain goats to gain an edge against the pace strong victory candidates before the final time trial on the streets of Milan.
In summary, we can conclude that Angelo Zomegnan, the man who controls the Giro with an iron fist since 2004, did its utmost to Giro will be the most spectacular of the three “Grand Tours” available on the international cycling calendar. I hope he succeeds!
This year’s Giro is both easy and difficult to predict. If external circumstances let Alberto Contador start so I keep him as the absolute favorite. If, however, he must not run, it will be a more open affair. Last year’s winner Ivan Basso (Liquigas) has said he is aiming for the tour. So the biggest at home shop may be regarded as Basso’s teammate Vincenzo Nibali and Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD). Another who will want to have with the final victory to make the Roman Kreuziger, who has gone from Liquigas to Astana with the express aim to salvage the pink leader’s Jersey.
Otherwise, perhaps last year’s big surprise, Richie Porte (Saxo Bank), can repeat the feat from last year, and Cadel Evans (BMC) is always hot when it comes to the hard stage race. We Swedes of course puts the jump to Thomas Löfkvist as is pronounced captain of Team Sky, and Fredrik Kessiakoff of Astana as a aims to help teammate Kreuziger.