Stage 7 in the Giro d’Italia begins with a descent to continue on pan-flat roads for more than 100 kilometres before the only climb of the day runs to Natural Park Bosco dell Pianelle. Following this modest ascent (4th category) the roads are slightly more undulating, but nothing to worry about. So the safe money is on a sprint showdown.
The Giro d’Italia never visited arrival place Alberobello. Three years ago a stage finished nearby in Bari with Nacer Bouhanni turning out on top.
Two races in this year’s Giro boiled down to a bunch sprint. The 2nd stage was won by André Greipel ahead of Roberto Ferrari and Jasper Stuyven, while Fernando Gaviria outsprinted Jakub Mareczko and Sam Bennett in the 5th stage.
Favourites stage 7 Giro d’Italia 2017
*** André Greipel, Fernando Gaviria, Caleb Ewan
** Jakub Mareczko, Sacha Modolo, Sam Bennett, Phil Bauhaus, Kristian Sbaragli
* Jasper Stuyven, Davide Cimolai, Giacomo Nizzolo, Roberto Ferrari
Giro 2017 stage 7: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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