Giro 2015: Stage 9 Favourites - For the hilly specialists

Simon GerransStage 9 in the Giro d’Italia is tailor made for riders who feel at ease on hilly terrain as the ride features plenty of short climbs. Halfway are two longer ascents, but they will not influence the finale. The last top is crested with 10 kilometres left and following the drop the arrival is slightly uphill also. (Slideshow route/profile)

Men to watch will be Philippe Gilbert, Tom-Jelte Slagter, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Esteban Chaves, Andrey Amador, Enrico Battaglin, Davide Malacarne and Gianluca Brambilla.

*** Tom-Jelte Slagter, Philippe Gilbert
** Esteban Chaves, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Diego Ulissi
* Andrey Amador, Davide Malacarne, Gianluca Brambilla, Enrico Battaglin

Giro 2015 stage 9: Route, profile and more

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