The 15th stage will set off from the Rivolto Air Base to honour the 60th anniversary of the Frecce Tricolori. This aerobatic squad gave air-shows in the the Giro’s of 2009 and 2014.
Aviano is the base of the finish climb to Piancavallo. The ascent kicks in hard, as the first 6 kilometres slope at 9.4%. The sixth kilometre even serves an intimidating average gradient of 11.6%. The climb continues to be merciless until kilometre 9 before the gradients become more mellow. The last 5 kilometres are relatively easy. The 500 metres before the flamme rouge are flat and the final kilometre into the ski resort is a false flat.
In 2017, Mikel Landa soloed to victory in Piancavallo, while maglia rosa Tom Dumoulin succumbed to repeated attacks and Nairo Quintana moved into the race lead.
Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 15: route, profiles, more
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