Giro d’Italia 2016 Route stage 19: Pinerolo – Risoul
Friday, May 27, 2016 – The penultimate mountain stage in the 2016 Giro d'Italia leads in 162 kilometres from Pinerolo to the French ski resort Risoul. Halfway down the route the Agnel lays waiting, after the Iseran and the Stelvio the third highest pass in Europe. The closing climb is 12.6 kilometres at 6.9%.
The Schleck brothers have fond memories of departure place Pinerolo. In the 2011 Tour de France stage 18 left here to finish at the Galibier. Andy won with Fränk second.
En route to Risoul the Col Agnel lays waiting, or, as the Italians call the pass Colle dell’Agnello. After the Col de l’Iseran and Stelvio this is the third highest pass in Europe, peaking at an elevation of 2,744 metres. In the 2013 Giro the stage with the Stelvio was cancelled at the eleventh hour due to heavy snowfall, let’s hope the weather is good this time.
Starting at kilometre 38 the road rises without delay until the Agnel is crested with 106.4 kilometres done. That’s 2,404 vertical metres in 67.5 kilometres, averaging a 3.6% grade. The first 35 kilometres are easy at 1.8%, while it gets nasty nearing the top. In the final 10 kilometre the average gradient is 9.5% and simulaneously the air gets thinner with every metre. This is mountain goat territory. Steepest stretches, at 15%, are 8.3 kilometres and 3,3 kilometer under the top.
The closing climb up to Risoul is a steady effort in 12.85 kilometres with a constant grade at around 7%. The 3 final kilometres are steepest with an average gradient at 8.2%.
In the 2014 Tour de France Rafal Majka won the stage to Risoul, while the 2013 Criterium du Dauphiné saw Chris Froome climbing to the overall victory at the flanks to the French ski resort. The stage itself was won by Alessandro De Marchi.
At the line, time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds lay waiting, while intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each.
Race results/race report stage 19, 2016 Giro d’Italia.
Giro 2016 Stage 19: Route maps, height profiles, etc.
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Riders - Giro d'Italia 2016 Favourites and GC contenders - Giro d'Italia 2016 Route and stages - Giro 2016 More articles
Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo: Kiesenhofer solos to gold in women's race
Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo: Route ITT - men
Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo: Riders ITT – men
Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo: Favourites ITT – men
Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo: Carapaz solos to gold in road race
Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo: Route ITT - women
Clásica de San Sebastián 2021: The Route
Vuelta 2021: The Route
Vuelta 2021: Riders
Vuelta 2021: GC Favourites
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 1: Burgos - Burgos
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 2: Caleruega - Burgos
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 3: Santo Domingo de Silos - Picón Blanco
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 4: El Burgo de Osma - Molina de Aragón
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 5: Tarancón - Albacete
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 6: Requena - Cullera
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 7: Gandía - Balcón de Alicante
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 8: Santa Pola - La Manga del Mar Menor
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 9: Puerto Lumbreras - Alto de Velefique
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 10: Roquetas de Mar - Rincón de la Victoria
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 11: Antequera - Valdepeñas de Jáen
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 12: Jaén - Córdoba
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 13: Belmez - Villanueva de la Serena
Tour de France 2021 Route stage 21: Chatou - Paris
Tour de France: Winners and records
Cycling Calendar 2021
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!