Friday, April 8, 2011

2011 Giro d'Italia, Stage 17 Finish: Changed

The 17th stage finish, of Wednesday, May 25th, has been moved from Sondrio to Tirano in order to guarantee the safety of riders and the caravan. Therefore, it will no longer be the longest stage of this year's Giro.

Riders will now face a 230 km stage from Feltre to Tirano involving the the Tonale Pass (1883 meters) at 64 km to go and the Aprica Pass (1173 meters) at 18.5 km from the finish.

The longest stage for this year now becomes the second stage from Alba to Parma at a length of 244 km.

New stage details (click to enlarge):
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