Giro 2023 Route stage 14: Sierre - Cassano Magnago

Giro d'Italia 2023Saturday 20 May - The riders return to Italy in the 14th stage of the Giro. They clip into their pedals in Sierre, Switzerland, to finish in Cassano Magnago after 194 kilometres of racing with 2,400 metres of climbing. Virtual all vertical action takes place on the Simplon Pass, which is crested at kilometre 55.6.

It’s a typical stage for the sprinters, although the Simplon Pass does not fit that profile at all. The 19.9 kilometres at 6.6% seems totally out of place. Some minor hurdles here and there, but the route is a sprinter’s dream. Were it not for the obstacle that looms after 35 kilometres: the Simplon Pass.

After descending the pass the riders have still 120 kilometres on the flat ahead of them. There’s one small climb remaining in Quinzano San Pietro – 1 kilometre at 6.1%, with 16 kilometres left – and a false flat inside the last 10 kilometres, but that’s it. So when the sprinters make it back to the peloton after the Simplon Pass there stand nothing in the way of a fast finishers showdown in Cassano Magnago.

Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 14: route, profile, more

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