Giro 2023 Favourites stage 10: Attackers with fast legs

Mads Pedersen - Giro 2023 Favourites stage 10: Attackers with fast legsfoto: Cor VosThe riders face 2,600 metres of climbing in a race of 196 kilometres. Although the finale is flat, the elevation gain could be too much for the pure sprinters. Which paves the way for the attackers, while a bunch sprint with strong guys is also an option. (Slideshow route/profile)

The road goes predominantly uphill in the first 87.5 kilometres. The race starts at 110 metres above sea level and it peaks out at the Passo delle Radici, at an elevation of 1,521 metres. It’s a sheer endless drag that’s interspursed with flat sections and some downhills, but overall the route goes up in the first two hours.

For the sprinters’ teams that’s not an option to keep the breakaway within range, but the team mates of the likes of Matthews and Pedersen may give it a try. Although it may be a more fruitful approach for sprinters with climbing legs to join the breakaway themselves.

After cresting the Passo delle Radici the riders enter a long descent before the last 70 kilometres are as good as flat.

Favourites 10th stage 2023 Giro d’Italia

*** Mads Pedersen, Michael Matthews, Magnus Cort, Andrea Vendrame
** Simon Clarke, Alessandro De Marchi, Davide Ballerini, Filippo Zana
* Bob Jungels, Diego Ulissi, Vincenzo Albanese, Ryan Gibbons, Andrea Pasqualon

Another interesting read: route 10th stage 2023 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 10: routes, profiles

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