Is not the Galibier, nor are the contexts the same, but the final stretch of the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia vaguely reminiscent, due to its composition, of that great victory achieved by Primoz Roglic in the Tour de France back in 2017, the first in his private account in the French round. The Slovenian crowned the mythical summit with an advantage over his rivals and then extended it with an excellent descent, showing off his enormous technique. Today in the Corsa Pink, could emulate that on a small scale, with a port located at the end of the route and a long descent that leads to the goal
It does not seem that Primoz or any other favorite is going to move, especially since the next day the great battle of Crans Montana, Crucial day for the future of the general. A pity that the roosters save strength, because the terrain is profitable enough to get a ‘slice’. He Colle Braida (2nd category), with its 9.8 km at 7.1% on average and maximum ramps of 12% in its intermediate part, it would be a good setting to see the battle between the bosses.
Therefore, except for a major surprise, this point will serve to settle the escape, whose runners will be those who are destined to play for victory. Ascension is crowned about 28 km from the finish line, located in Rivoli, being half of the same in descent. An arrival of a solo runner or a very small group is expected, where stage hunters like Fortunato, Healy, Mollema, Bais, Bouwman or Zana, who still do not know victory in this Giro, may have a great chance of success.