Giro 2018 Route Stage 21: Criterium in Rome
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - The 21st and last stage of the Giro d'Italia is a parade of 115 kilometres in Rome. Ten laps in the Italian capital and the first Grand Tour of 2018 is history.
Last year, the Giro d’Italia saw a mesmerizing finale with four riders within 1 minute of the pink jersey. In the last stage, which was an ITT, Jos van Emden took the win while his compatriot Tom Dumoulin retook the overall lead and thus the overall victory. A similar scenario is unlikely with a parade stage on the last day of action.
The route is flat and undemanding. Start and finish of the lap are on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, halfway the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. The first half goes through the old city, via Circus Maximus to the Colosseum, while the second half is a straight line to the finish.
In 2016 the Giro concluded with a criterium in Turin – Nikias Arndt sprinted to the win. In 2015’s last stage Iljo Keisse and Luke Durbridge took the peloton by surprise and managed to outperform the chasing pack. The Belgian rider won the two-up sprint.
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the last of two intermediate sprints (at kilometre 46.0 and at kilometre 69.0) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 21st stage 2018 Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia 2018 stage 21: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom.
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Leave a comment
Related articles Riders - Giro 20 Withdrawals - Giro 20 Route and stages - Giro 20 Favourites - Giro 20 Preview - Giro 20 Recent Winners - Giro d'Italia More articles
Vuelta 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018: Preview
Vuelta 2018: Riders
Vuelta 2018: GC Favourites
Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 1: ITT in Málaga
Vuelta 2018 Favourites stage 1: ITT specialists for first red jersey
Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 2: Marbella – Caminito del Rey
Vuelta 2018 Favourites stage 2: Uphill sprint, or opportunity for attackers
Tour of Britain 2018: The Route
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 2018: The Route
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2018: The Route
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route TTT - women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Teams TTT – men
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Riders ITT – men
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route road race – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Riders Road Race - men
Cycling Calendar 2018
Quick Results Service