Stage 1, Saturday 18-4: Controguerra – Tortoreto, 32.1 km, 480 metres altitude
The 1st stage of the virtual Giro is the finale of stage 10 of the actual Giro. That race serves a dizzying amount of short and sharps climbs in the last 50 kilometres.
The first 6 kilometres go downhill before a modest climb of approximately 4 kilometres appears. The real action starts after 12 kilometres though. An uphill of 2.5 kilometres at 7.1% features stretches up to 17% before a gradual descent leads onto the next test. This one climbs for 1.9 kilometres at 7.2% with ramps up to 18%. The route flies down to the last 8 kilometres on the flat.
Take a look at the results of stage 1.
Stage 2, Wednesday 22-4: Linaro – Sogliano al Rubicone, 32.7 km, 980 metres altitude
The 2nd stage of the virtual is taken from the middle section of the actual Giro’s 12th stage. Again, a lot of climbing to do.
Following the start in Linaro the route climbs to Ciola, which is an 6 kilometres ascent at 6.4%. A downhill leads onto another uphill test. The road to Barbotto climbs for 4.5 kilometres at 8.4%, while the route continues to rise false flat after moving through the village. The last 6.4 kilometres run mostly downhill, although an uphill kick might stir things up with 5 kilometres out.
Take a look at the results of stage 2.
Stage 3, Saturday 25-4: circuit San Daniele del Friuli, 26.9 km, 550 metres altitude
The 3rd stage of the virtual Giro is played out on the finishing circuit of stage 16 of the actual road race.
The riders will tackle the circuit three times in the actual Giro and the virtual route is limited to one lap. The Monte di Ragogna is the eyecatcher halfway with its 2.8 kilometres incline at 10.4%. Two more uphill kicks account for a challenging race. A 500 metres hill with ramps up to 14% appears after 5 kilometres and the last kilometre is trying, too. The first 500 metres are steep – with a kicker at 18%! – before the last 500 metres continue false flat to the line.
Take a look at the results of stage 3.
Stage 4, Wednesday 29-4: Villa Rendena – Madonna di Campiglio, 25.9 km, 930 metres altitude
Stage 4 of the virtual Giro is the finale of the 17th stage of the actual Giro. The route goes up from to start to finish.
The race begins in Villa Rendena and climbs false flat to Pinzolo, which lies at the foot of the ascent to Madonna di Campiglio. The uphill test is 15.5 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 5.9%. The inclination is gradual before it levels out to approximately 2% in the last 2 kilometres.
Mikel Landa soloed to victory in Madonna di Campiglio on the 2015 Giro d’Italia.
Take a look at the results of stage 4.
Stage 5, Saturday 2-5: Bocca del Braulio – Laghi di Cancano, 30 km, 710 metres altitude
Stage 5 of the virtual Giro is the finale of the 18th stage of the actual Giro. The race begins halfway down the Stelvio and concludes with a tough ascent.
The riders fly down the Stelvio towards Bormio, but just before entering the town, the route turns right in a hairpin. A little later the climb to the Laghi di Cancano kicks in. The 8.7 kilometres ascent slopes 6.8% before the route evens out in the last 2 kilometres.
Take a look at the results of stage 5.
Stage 6, Wednesday 6-5: Briançon – Sestriere, 31.5 km, 1.180 metres altitude
Stage 6 of the virtual Giro is the finale of the 20th stage of the actual Giro. The finish lies atop a virtual peak at an elevation of 2,035 metres.
The first 3 kilometres are calm before the storm. Then the Colle del Monginevro appears, which is an ascent of 8.4 kilometres at 6%. The route flies down to the base of the finish climb in Cesana Torinese. The ascent to Sestriere 11.3 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 6%.
The 2015 Giro d’Italia saw Fabio Aru solo to glory in Sestriere.
Take a look at the results of stage 6.
Stage 7, Saturday 9-5: Cernusco di Naviglio – Milaan, 15.7 km, 30 metres altitude
The 7th stage of the virtual Giro is an appetizer for the individual time trial that is scheduled to conclude the actual Giro.
The route of the final stage of the virtual Giro is straightforward. Flat and short.
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