GIRO D’ITALIA STAGE 17 COURSE PREVIEW

This is a high mountain stage running entirely downhill at first, and featuring a summit finish. The route travels the Val di Fassa, the Val di Fiemme and the Pinè plateau all the way to Trento, where it moves to the right bank of the Adige. The course passes through Mori, climbs up to Passo San Valentino (coming from Avio), descends into Chizzola, and moves to the left bank of the Adige in Ala. Past Sdruzzinà, the riders will negotiate the closing climb.

Finale

The final climb is approx. 6.5 miles long. The gradient hovers above 10% for the first 5 miles, with lengthy peaks exceeding 15% (and topping out at 17-18%). After the last hairpins, leading into the Passo Fittanze plateau, the route continues with milder gradients all the way to the finish line, on tarmac road.

TOP 5 STAGE WINNER FAVORITES

  • Simon Yates
  • Egan Bernal
  • Aleksandr Vlasov
  • Giulio Ciccone
  • Damiano Caruso

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