The last 50 kilometres of stage 15 in the 2017 Giro d’Italia are a copy of the 2016 Tour of Lombardy, a race won by Esteban Chaves. The cheerful Colombian outsprinted his fellow-escapees Diego Rosa, Rigoberto Uran and Romain Bardet.
Following a little imaginative first 150 kilometres the race starts to lure with the ascent to Miragolo San Salvatore. Following an 8.9 kilometres climb at 7%, the top is crested at an elevation of almost 1,000 metres and with 40 kilometres left to race.
After a 4 kilometres drop and a 6.9 kilometer ascent the riders hit Selvino, a village north of Bergamo. The average grade of the climb is 5.4%, while the steepest parts are 9%.
In 15 kilometres the riders drop to a flat section that leads to a challenging finale. First a steep climb into the old town of Bergamo. At 1 kilometre, the average grade is 7.9%, which is a blurring statistic as the second half goes up at 9.8% and features a steepest and partly cobbled sector of 12%. At the top a 3.5 kilometres drop leads to the line.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the last intermediate sprint (at kilometre 139.8) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
The finish is expected around 17:15 – local time. See also the scheduled times.
Giro 2017 stage 15: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Profile final kilometres
Route and profile final 8 km.
Climb details Miragolo San Salvatore
Climb details Selvino
Climb Miragolo San Salvatore and Selvino in 3D
Streetview cobble climb in Bergamo
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