Genoa is called Genova in Italy. It is the major seaport of Italy and also a regular guest in the Giro. Two editions ago, Stefano Oldani took the win from the breakaway, while Elia Viviani sprinted to victory in 2015.
The riders leave Genoa and travel along the coast in the first 50 kilometres. Two minor climbs stand out – after 13 kilometres the route goes up for 3.7 kilometres at 6.8% and after almost 30 kilometres for 3.9 kilometres at 4%.
Shortly after Sestri Levante the route turns inland and the only long climb of the day appears. The Passo del Bracco presents a challenge of 15.3 kilometres at 4.1%. The first 3 kilometres are relatively steep and following a flat interlude the second part also opens with a number of relatively steep kilometres.
There are 115 kilometres remaining after the Passo del Bracco. Most of it is flat, although a minor obstacle could cause havoc among the sprinters. The climb to Montemagno is 4.7 kilometres and slopes at 3.6%. The riders move through the village with 19 kilometres left to race.
A bunch sprint in the streets of ancient Lucca is the most likely outcome. The victor succeeds Francesco Moser, who powered to ITT triumphs in 1984 and 1985.
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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