Giro 2020 Route stage 19: Morbegno - Asti
Friday 23 October - The 19th stage is the longest stage on this year's Giro d'Italia. At 251 kilometres, the riders race from Morbegno to Asti without any substantial elevation gain.
Sprinters who survived the two mountain tests with over 5,000 metres of climbing in the days before are given a last chance to shine in this transfer stage. The route runs along the western side of Lake Como and crosses the Po Valley for a fast finishers showdown in Asti. That is, if there are any sprinters left after all the suffering in the weeks before…
The last time that the Giro finished in Asti was in 2003. Unlike this year’s race, that was a very short stage of 117 kilometres. Alessandro Petacchi took the spoils. Although it was one out of six stage wins, it wasn’t his best year on the Giro. In 2004, the won eight stages.
After 1935, 1960, 1963 and 2003, Asti will see its fifth Giro stage finish in 2020.
Two intermediate sprints – at kilometre 141.4 and 227.2 – come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each, while time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds are awarded to the first three riders on the line.
The 19th stage of the Giro starts at 10.05 and the race is expected to finish around 16.25 – both are local times (CEST).
Another interesting read: favourites 19th stage Giro d’Italia 2020.
Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 19: routes, profiles, more
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