Giro 2024 Favourites stage 18: For fast finishers #6

Jonathan Milan - Giro 2024 Favourites stage 18: For fast finishers #6foto: Cor VosIn line with tradition, the Giro serves up a chance for the fast men amidst the brutal uphill hardship in the last week of action. Obviously, the big question beforehand is which sprinters are still on board at this stage...? (Slideshow route/profile)

Given the course, it’s hard to imagine an outcome in Padova other than a bunch sprint. After the start in Fiera di Primiero, the route descends to the only KOM climb of the day. This is a 3.5 kilometres hill at 5.6% leading to Lamon.

The first 70 kilometres feature two more gentle uphills, while riders generally cruise downhill. The last 100 kilometres are as flat can possibly be.

Jonathan Milan took three out of five sprints until now. Tim Merlier and Olav Kooij are the winners of the other two sprints. The latter abandoned the Giro after the first rest day.

Favourites 18th stage 2024 Giro d’Italia

*** Jonathan Milan, Tim Merlier, Caleb Ewan
** Kaden Groves, Laurence Pithie, Alberto Dainese
* Fernando Gaviria, Danny van Poppel, Stanisław Aniołkowski

Another interesting read: route 18th stage 2024 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2024 stage 18: route & profile

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