Giro 2024 Route stage 16: Livigno - Monte Pana

Giro d'Italia 2024Tuesday 21 May - The final week of the Giro d'Italia opens with a stage over the mighty Stelvio. The 202 kilometres route takes in an elevation gain of 4,400 metres, while the finish is situated atop the Monte Pana with its last 2 kilometres at over 10%.

Two minor climbs (both roughly 4 kilometres at 5.5%) and a descent are the prelude to the Passo dello Stelvio. The riders enter the colossus after 33 kilometres of action.

The Stelvio is a 20.2 kilometres toil with an average gradient of 7.2% to an elevation of 2,758 metres. Obviously, the giant is the Cima Coppi on thos year’s Giro.

The riders fly down to Prato allo Stelvio and follow the Adige valley for tens of kilometres. Shortly after Bolzano – with 35 kilometres left to race – the route returns to climbing. The Passo Pinei totals 23.4 kilometres, while the average gradients sits at 4.7%. But, the first part and the last part are harder than that statistic suggests.

The Passo Pinei peaks out with 12 kilometres remaining. The first part is on descent before the roads begin to slope again. At first at moderate gradients, then 1.5 kilometres at 6.8%, false flat again, and then the brutal finale kicks in. The last 2 kilometres of Monte Pana rise at 11.8% to the line.

The second intermediate sprint comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds, while the first three riders on the line gain 10, 6 and 4 seconds.

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