Monday, May 13, 2013

2013 Giro d'Italia, Stage 10 Preview

Tomorrow's stage 10, Cordenons to Altopiano del Montasio, 167km, will have the first mountaintop finish of this edition of the Giro d’Italia. The start and finish towns are both new to the Giro d’Italia.

The Passo Cason di Lanza;12.3 km, avg 8,5%, 16% max :
The final climb of the stage,  Altopiano del Montasio; 10.9 km, avg 7.9%, 20% max, finish at 1, 519 meters a.s.l.:

With everyone well rested there should be some fierce attacks.

The action will be taking place in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region:

Altopiano del Montasio, the "twitter stage", is dedicated to the fans. For the first time, fans will be able to see their own tweets printed on the race route beneath the riders’ wheels. Between 21 March and 1 April 2013, tweets with the hashtag #montasiostage were saved and then printed, in pink, on the climb that leads up to the Altopiano del Montasio. The project also reached out to the teams taking part in the 2013 Giro d’italia, all of whom contributed a tweet, and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, which sent a message using the regional tourist agency’s Twitter account @FVGlive. Another example of the Giro's extensive use of social media.

After one week of racing the leaders' jerseys:
Maglia Rosa (General Classification): Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
Maglia Rossa (Points): Cadel Evans (BMC)
Maglia Azzurra (Mountains): Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox)
Maglia Bianca (Young Rider): Wilco Kelderman (Blanco Pro Cycling)

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