Friday, May 25, 2012
2012 Giro d'Italia, Stage 19 Start
Sella di Roa, 2nd catgegory 908 m at 78.5
Passo Manghen, 1st category 2047 m at 123.3 km
Passo di Pampeago/Reiterjoch, 1st category 2006 m at 160.1 km
Passo di Lavazè 2nd catgegory 1805 m at 175.1 km
Finish at Alpe di Pampeago, 1st category 1740 m at 198.0 km
Very tough uphill finale in which Pantani (1998 and 1999) and Simoni (2003) have won in the past. Note that riders will go up Alpe di Pampeago twice. The final climb is 7.7 km with an average gradient of 9.8% and maximums of 16%.
Rodriguez, Basso, and Scarponi will all want to do all they can to drop Hesjedal today before tomorrow's final mountain stage to Stelvio.
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