Giro shorts: Stage 4 review

Stage 4 – Verona to Verona, 33.2km team time trial

Stage profile: A challenging out-and-back route in Verona which combines long, straight stretches – requiring power and aero efficiency – and a technical middle section. There is even a small hill to tackle at about one-third distance – 2.6% for 3.7km – but it could force teams to tail riders off the back earlier than they would like. The fastest teams should break 38 minutes, with slower squads losing over a minute.

Top three: 1. Garmin-Barracuda 37:04, 2. Katusha +0:05, 3. Astana +0:22.

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