Friday, April 30, 2010

Reconnaissance of Plan de Corones

The final week of the 2010 Giro d'Italia is going to be brutal. In a seven day period there are six days of climbing as the Giro heads to the conclusion in Verona.

One of those very difficult days will be the Stage 16 San Vigilio di Marebbe to Plan de Corones individual TT of 12.85 km. The average grade is 8.5% and reaches a maximum grade of 24%; the summit is at 2,273 meters. To make things more interesting it just happens that the final kilometers are unpaved.

Yesterday, Cadel Evans and several Liquigas team members were at Plan de Corones doing their final reconnaissance.

Photos: by Bettini

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