Giro d’Italia 2018 Stage 19 Profile

Giro d'Italia 2018 Stage 19 Profile

Giro d’Italia 2018 Stage 19 Profile. Friday, May 25 – Venaria Reale / Bardonecchia (Jafferau)
Type: High Mountain (Summit finish)
Length: 181 km

A very hard 181 km stage across the Western Alps featuring 4 categorized climbs, all of them being long and testing ascents. Past the Colle del Lys, the stage features the Colle delle Finestre (Cima Coppi) with a 9-km dirt road. This time the finish is not located in Sestrière, which is crossed by the course, but in Bardonecchia (Jafferau), after a 7-km climb at a 9% gradient. It is the same place where Eddy Merckx joined and passed Josè Manuel Fuente, who had attacked, in 1972. During the “back-up” stage in 2013 that climb was raced without any previous ascent and the finish line was crossed by Mauro Santambrogio (later disqualified) and Vincenzo Nibali, who won the Giro.

M. Özgür Nevres

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