Giro d’Italia today, stage 19: schedule, profile and route

‘D-Day’, ‘The Mother of All Battles’… They can use the title that they like the most, but they all make a perfect reference to what the menu of the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia. Three days in the mountains would decide, in the absence of the time trial next Saturday, this Corsa Rosa, with some clear readings left by the first two: Roglic’s weakness (Mount Bondone) and Almeida (Val di Zoldo) and absolute solvency of Geraint Thomas. The imperturbable pink jersey does not fail and, based on going to the wheel, every day he managed to expand his advantage a little more in the general. Today may be another story…

Without a doubt, we are talking about the queen stage of this Giro. High mountain, five chained ports, 5,400 meters of accumulated unevenness and a total of 182 km that mostly pass above 1,400 meters of altitude. Extreme hardness and the possibility of different strategies, with long attacks and some technical descents that can make as much or more difference than the climbs. Before reaching the final stage, where a large part of this Giro can presumably be decided, four ports must be overcome: two in the 2nd category and as many in the 1st category.

Giro d'Italia 2023: profile of the 19th stage.
Giro d’Italia 2023: profile of the 19th stage.AS Diary

In principle, the weather should not be a problem, since the forecast has evolved favorably in recent days. Therefore, the Giau Pass (10 km at 9.3%), one of the most demanding climbs of this Giro, It should be promoted in its entirety despite the fact that it was in doubt from the beginning of the race. Finally, the finish line (Cima Coppi at 2,304 m. after the suppression of San Bernardo) will be raised in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, with ramps of up to 18% in its final section (7.2 km at 7.6%), where legendary names such as Vincenzo Nibali (2013), Lucho Herrera (1989), José Manuel Fuente (1974) and Felice Gimondi (1967) have prevailed. . Fasten seat belts.

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