It’s straight back into the Giro action after yesterday’s rest day as the peloton tackles the middle week of the race. Here’s what’s in store over the next couple of days.
Tuesday 19 May: Stage 10 – Civitanova Marche to Forli, flat, 200km
Flatter than a flat thing from Flat Town, except for the little blip that is a cat 4 at about the half-way mark. It’ll get the riders back into the swing of things after the rest day and as they’ve transferred back up north, it might be a touch cooler than the hot days they had in the first week. But it’ll be a hot race for the sprint teams who will have to control the inevitable break and, as this stage is run almost entirely on the coast, no one will be able to daydream as they need to stay alert for any echelon action that might occur.
Wednesday 20 May: Stage 11 – Forli to Imola, medium mountain, 153km
A short, up-and-down stage again. It should be a sprint finish, as the race ends on the F1 circuit of the San Marino Grand Prix. To get there though, they will need to tackle the long climb of Tre Monti four times, once about 60km from the finish, then over and over and over on the three 17km circuits that need to be negotiated before they get fast and furious for the sprint finish.
Link: Official race website
Header image: Town plan of Imola by Leonardo da Vinci