Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 Giro d'Italia, Stage 16 Tomorrow

After a rest day today the Giro d'Italia resumes tomorrow with a 238 km stage from Valloire, France to Ivrea in Italy.

Riders will first tackle Mont Cenis from the opposite direction of Stage 15; in this direction 9.8 km at 7%, 10% max. Nearing the finish, with 18 km remaining, riders will be challenged on the Andrate, 6.3 km at 8,1%, 13% max. The last 18 km are 10 km of descent and a flat 8km to the finish.

Will the sprinters stay in enough contact on Andrate for a sprint finish?

Weather: showers are predicted, freezing temperatures on Mont Cenis.

Vincenzo Nibali, Maglia Rosa, today: "The Giro d'Italia is not finished, we still have to deal with at least three very difficult stages; it is early to be getting carried away. We have to pay close attention to an opponent like Cadel Evans, but there's not only him in the fight for the lead in the overall standings."

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