Giro 2020 Favourites stage 13: Back to the fast men, or…?

Fernando Gaviria - Giro 2020 Favourites stage 13: Back to the fast men, or...?La Corsa Rosa offers the fast men the penultimate chance to shine on stage 13. But do so they have to survive two nasty uphills in the last 30 kilometres.

Without these uphills the race would have been flat. The Passo Roverello, which is crested 29 kilometres before the line, is 4 kilometres long and goes up at 6%, while the climb to Calaone is similar. That is, if you look at the length and the average gradient. But the Calaone climb is more irregular with midway a section of roughly 1 kilometre at double digit gradients. Obviously, the rest of the ascent is not so steep.

After Caleone the route descends towards Baone before the lasts 11.5 kilometres are played out on the flat.

In a way the finale is similar to Milan-Sanremo, although the uphills are tougher. On the other hand, the sprinters have more time on the flat to rejoin (late) attackers.

Favourites 13th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia
*** Peter Sagan, Fernando Gaviria
** Michael Matthews, Arnaud Démare, Elia Viviani
* Diego Ulissi, Alvaro José Hodeg, Gianluca Brambilla

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