After returning by car to their hotels due to the UCI ban on the use of helicopters, the final assault on the Giro will be played on equal terms. Coincidences of life, Primoz Roglic meets his own destiny again. Today, the Slovenian can redeem himself from what three years ago resulted in one of the biggest disappointments of his career, with that stratospheric performance by Tadej Pogacar in La Planche des Belles Filles in the Tour de France.
And it is that Roglic can find the other side of the coin, that of winning his first Giro d’Italia with a time trial. He fearsome and unprecedented Mount Lussari, whose bad pavement forced arduous reconditioning tasks between environmental protests, will be the judge of the race with some terrifying numbers: 7.3 km at 12.1% average and maximum ramps of 22%. “Probably the toughest time trial in the history of a Grand Tour”, he has come to say Alberto counter, who completed a recce of the climb for Eurosport several days ago.
The show can be historical in a climb complicated logistics. The capacity has been limited to 6,000 tickets at the beginning of the ascent because the narrow terrain, which will force the assistant of each rider to go by motorcycle Instead of a car, it prevents mounting the usual infrastructure. Cyclists will return down by chairlift. One of them, with no fine under the arm. Will it be Thomas, Roglic or Almeida? Place your bets.