Bassano del Grappa hosted the start of a mountain time trial to Cima Grappa back in 2014. Nairo Quintana took the spoils ahead of Fabio Aru with Rigoberto Uran more than 1 minute in arrears. Yes, those were different times.
This time the riders set off from the medieval city for a race in line. The first obstacle is the massive Forcella Valbona and the second the enormous Monte Bondone. Amounting to more than 20 kilometres, the average gradient sits at almost 7%.
The riders tackle the Passo Durone before the final haul up goes to Madonna di Campiglio. The ski resort lies at the end of a 15.5 kilometres climb with an average gradient of 5.9%. Mikel Landa won the 15th stage of the 2015 Giro in Madonna di Campiglio after forcing a gap in the first half of the ascent.
Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 17: route, profiles, more
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