Einer, Buitrago and Gaviria, to be protagonists at the closing of the Giro

The last week of the Giro d’Italia 2023 arrives and the three Colombians who are still in the competition want to be protagonists. Einer Rubio comes from a good stage 15 that ended in Bergamo. He cut time with the other runners and It is located in position 14 overall at 15 minutes 29 seconds. In the mountains classification he is second behind Davide Bais.

This Monday there was rest and the action returns this Tuesday with a 198-kilometre route between Sabbio Chiese – Monte Bondone. The start will be on the western coast to later have several ascents and descents throughout the day. Einer Rubio and Santiago Buitrago are expected to have a great day. There will be two prizes for the first category, two for the second and one for the third.

The Colombians will have to take advantage of the unevenness and the short and flat section to reach the last 21 kilometers with an advantage to climb Monte Bondone. The Movistar Team cyclist needs to get as close as possible to the Top 10 overall and cutting time at the start of the week will be essential.

On Wednesday stage 17 will be completely flat and the penultimate arrival of the Giro 2023 sprint. It will be 192 kilometers between Pergine Valsugana – Caorle where there will be two fundamental sprints. The runners will pass through one of the most famous beaches in all of Italy before reaching the finish line. Here the challenge will be for Fernando Gaviria who must take advantage of the wide and straight roads leading up to the coast.

Stages 18 and 19, fundamental for Einer and Buitrago

On Thursday, May 25, there will be a 160-kilometre route between Oderzo – Val di Zoldo where Einer Rubio and Santiago Buitrago can once again be protagonists. It will be a stage 18 with a short mountain, but intense for the Colombians to take advantage. This day will have two ports of the first category, two of the second and one of the fourth. Plus two sprints on the go. The end will be marked with an ascent and a descent of 5 kilometers.

The two Colombians must maintain his pace on stage 19, which will cover a total of 182 kilometers between Longarone and Tre cime di Lavaredo. The start will be marked by a sprint, then a prize of the second category and then one of the first. The end of the day will be marked by another first category prize, a sprint, a second prize and the closing of the first category. It will be the most complicated stage of the week and that of the Cima Coppi, that is, the highest point of the competition in Tre Cime di Lavaredo with 2304 meters of altitude. There Luis Herrera won in the 1989 Giro.

Stage 20 will have a quite demanding time trial 18.6 kilometers between Tarvisio and Monte Lussari. The beginning will be relatively flat with some descents, the most difficult climb will be more than 7 kilometers

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Gaviria, to consecrate himself in stage 21

Stage 21, and the last of the Giro d’Italia 2023, will have a Fernando Gaviria looking for victory in Rome during the 115 kilometers that will have a final Loop that will be repeated 10 times to close version 106 of the competition. There will be two sprints where the Colombian will have to take advantage to win the day.

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