Giro 2018 Route Stage 13: Ferrara - Nervesa della Battaglia

Giro 2018 stage 13Frijday, 18 May 2018 - At 180 kilometres, stage 13 in the Giro d'Italia travels from Ferrara to Nervesa della Battaglia. Fast finishers must be pleased as the route is predominantly flat.

Predominantly, yes. The only hurdle is in a local round in the vicinity of arrival place Nervesa della Battaglia. Just after passing through the town the road starts to climb up the Montello, although ‘climb’ is too strong a word. Two sections of some 3 kilometres are averaging some 3%. After cresting, the remaining distance is 20 kilometres. The first half is on descent and the final run to the line is a false flat.

The 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia starts in Ferrara, capital of the province with the same name. Michele Ferrari was born here, the infamous sports doctor, who was banned for life for doping the likes of Armstrong and Vinokourov. He is now imprisoned for supplying EPO to a biathlete.

The route is not as high-profile as Ferrari (once was). The riders race a flat route, pass west of Venice after almost 100 kilometres, and enter the local round with 30 kilometres remaining.

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