Uphills on the road from Morbegno to Asti are absent, so a sprint finish is the most likely outcome. All the more since this is the last chance for the sprinters. The last two days of the Giro are played out on routes that are tailored for climbers and pure time trialists.
Obviously, the big question is how many sprinters will still be participating in the Giro by the time the 19th stage is held.
The winner in Asti succeeds Alessandro Petacchi. The Italian won the last Giro d’Italia with a finish in the Piedmontese town seventeen years ago.
Favourites 19th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia
*** Elia Viviani, Caleb Ewan
** Fernando Gaviria, Arnaud Démare
* Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews
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