Ravenna has not been included in recent years. In fact, in 2005 and 2011 the town in the northeastern part of Italy served as a finish. On both occasions the race came down to a sprint – in 2005, Alessandro Petacchi powered to the win, and in 2011 it was Mark Cavendish who outgunned the bunch.
This time the Giro starts in Ravenna, although the outcome is likely to be the same. Following 147 kilometres on the flat the riders arrive in Modena. The historic town in the Po Valley is filled with beautiful architecture, like the Modena Cathedral, the Ducal Palace and the enchanting Piazza Grande, but it is first and foremost Enzo Ferrari territory. The founding father of the Ferrari automobile marque was born in Modena and rarely left the town and nearby Marenello.
Modena hasn’t seen a Giro d’Italia finish in ages, although the town hosted a number of departures in the last seven years. In 2012, the riders set off to Fano (Mark Cavendish win), in 2014 to Salsomaggiore Terme (Nacer Bouhanni), and in 2016 to Asolo (Diego Ulissi).
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the second intermediate sprint – at kilometre 108 – comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Another interesting read: results/race report 10th stage 2019 Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 10: routes, profiles, more
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