Giro 2020 Route stage 20: Alba – Sestriere

Giro d'Italia 2020Saturday 24 October - The penultimate stage of the Giro is the final climbing test. At 220 kilometres and including 5,300 vertical metres, the race runs from Alba to ski resort Sestriere.

The first half of the race will be played out on level ground, although the route begins to run false flat uphill after roughly 80 kilometres. The gradients get harder and harder until the riders tackle the Colle dell’Agnello, which is a 21 kilometres climb at 6.9%. The ascent featured in the 2016 Giro in a stage to Risoul. Shortly after reaching the summit pink jersey Steven Kruijswijk crashed into the huge walls of snow at 2,700 metres altitude. Vincenzo Nibali won the stage and the Giro that day.

Up next are the Col d’Izoard – 13.9 kilometres at 7.1% – and Colle del Monginevro – 6.4 kilometres at 6.7% – before the race finishes uphill in Sestriere. The final haul up is 11.3 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 6%.

The last time that the Giro finished in Sestriere was in 2015. Fabio Aru soloed to victory ahead of Ryder Hesjedal and Rigoberto Uran.

Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 20: route, profiles, more

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