The stage of the day at the Giro: a saw profile for the brave

The 12th day, starting and ending in Cesenatico, Marco Pantani's hometown, presents a continuous up and down suitable for seeking adventure.


The pink jersey of the Giro, Joao Almeida, will face a mountain profile today in the 12th stage, a continuous up and down over 204 kilometers: "I feel ready to defend the lead." Pello Bilbao continues in the ointment, third (at 43 seconds), and also aspires to complete a good role: "At the moment I feel good, I want to take advantage of this good pedal stroke." Cesenatico, a fishing village and where Marco Pantani was born, will host the start and finish line, and the heights of Ciola will rise, 6.3 km to 6.1%; Barbotto, 4.5 km at 8%; Perticara, 7 km at 5.1%; Madonna di Pugliano, 9.1 km at 5.9%; and San Giovanni in Galilea, 4.7 km at 5.6%. An ideal route for the brave.

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Meanwhile, the mantra "all efforts are focused on ending up in Paris" has become "you have to get to Milan at all costs". Mauro Vegni, the director of the Giro, repeats the message of Christian Prudhomme, his counterpart on the Tour. Although there is a difference: the virus can circulate among runners after the positives of Simon Yates, Michael Matthews and Steven Kruijswijk. Without more cases for now, the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the Giro assess different scenarios in case the competition should slow down: "We still do not know how a hypothetical half-stage classification would be resolved, or if the track record would be left deserted. However, we just contemplate finishing. "

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