Giro 2021 Route stage 18: Roveretto - Stradella

Giro d'Italia 2021Thursday 27 May - Stage 18 of the Giro d'Itaia takes place on the Plain of the Po. The first 200 kilometres live entirely up to that name, but the last 28 kilometres serve three short ascents.

It remains to be seen if the sprinters will be alarmed by the inclinations at all, as they are nowhere near steep, let alone long. The length is hovering between 2 and 3 kilometres, while the gradients peak out at 4%. Furthermore, after the last ascents there are still 12 kilometres remaining to the finish line in Stradella.

Under normal circumstances, the race is perfect for a bunch sprint, but since the riders are three weeks into the Giro the dynamics could change. Last year shortened (and pan flat) 19th stage was won from the breakaway by Josef Cerny.

The second intermediate sprint comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds, while time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds are awarded to the first three riders on the line.

Giro d’Italia 2021 stage 18: route, profile, more

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