Giro 2020 Favourites stage 2: For punchers and power sprinters
The 2nd stage of the Giro d'Italia is a relatively short race on lumpy terrain. The finale runs uphill at shallow gradients. Which should be perfect for the likes of Sagan and Matthews.
The rolling and occasionally hilly terrain suits the breakaway, although the chances that they will be successful are slim. Undoubtedly, the riders in pink and his team will want to hold the jersey in their ranks, while plenty of finishers will be eyeing the stage win.
The route is far from flat without ever becoming steep. Which is basically the story of the finish climb also. The last 3.7 kilometres ascend at 5.3% and it flattens out to 3.3% in the last 500 metres. It’s a matter of do or die for the sprinters.
Obviously, a late attack could also be succesful in such a trying finale.
Favourites 2nd stage 2020 Giro d’Italia
*** Peter Sagan, Diego Ulissi, Michael Matthews
** Valerio Conti, Fabio Felline, Enrico Battaglin
* Tony Gallopin, Ben Swift, Andrea Vendrame, Gianluca Brambilla
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