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View Poll Results: What do you think about Alpe D'Huez in the Giro?
Awesome! 22 12.43%
Great news 41 23.16%
Not that awesome compared to other italian climbs 78 44.07%
Will be the warm-up before the real mountains 16 9.04%
Will be considered as a flat stage by RCS 20 11.30%
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will Alpe D'Huez be a stage or MTT ?
I remember they wrote "MTF" but I'm not 100% sure
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Regarding Alpe d'Huez I voted "not that awesome compared to other italian climbs" which definitely is true solely based on difficulty, but on the other hand I also think it's "great news" as the Alpe is perhaps the best knows climb and could help promote the Giro quite a bit outside Italy I think.

I too agree that Monte Zoncolan should be omitted next year. Don't get me wrong, I think it's an awesome mountain, but in my opinion it would start losing some of it's mythical status if they used it every year.

Oh and since I'm danish I of course can't wait till next years start in Denmark!

A few more facts:

Stage 1 will be an ITT with a distance between 7 and 12 kilometers.
Stage 2 and 3 will be between 180 and 195 kilometers each.

The races starts may 5th and the first rest day will be may 8th as they are transfering to Italy.
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For 2011 it was rumoured this amazing stage

The climbs are Passo Mt. Giovo, Passo Pennes, Auna di Sopra, Passo delle Erbe, Passo Furcia, Riomolino. 240 Km (!)
It would be nice if they'll put it in 2012
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A few more facts:
Stage 1 will be an ITT with a distance between 7 and 12 kilometers.
Stage 2 and 3 will be between 180 and 195 kilometers each.
Thanks for that
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Stelvio - Mortirolo - Gavia?

Would be an amazing descent finish.
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Stelvio - Mortirolo - Gavia?

Would be an amazing descent finish.
exactly
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Whats this discussion about Zoncolan.

Of course they wont include it. Usually it would undergo 3 or 4 years in the wilderness thought they might bring it back for 100th edition celebrations.

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Too much flat between Stelvio and Mortirolo imo. Same after Mortirolo. I think they wouldnt race up either thereby wasting both mountains imo.

It would make Gavia trickier but they have those snow problems and broadcast problems and what not and they didnt race up it last time.

If you want early climbs to do some damage, make em like 15 this year, hard, steep but not the TDF mistake of putting Tourmalet 80km from the finish. Personally i would prefer to see Mortirolo and Stelvio being used not neccesarily as mtf's but max 30km from the finish kom.

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I think it will be a stage seeing as they are remembering Coppi's victory there 60 years ago.
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a tuscan strade bianchi stage

and crostis


more of the hard/technical sprinters stages with a bump at the end (ventuso and gatto stages as examples)

kronplatz would be nice

a 40-45km TT
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with regards to the alpe, cool but............. i don't like the idea that the giro might be looking for name recognition with july fans. i certainly wouldn't want it to be a habit. there's no shortage of mountains in italy so borrowing legendary tdf climbs might devalue the giro brand.
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Why not a stage with Stelvio - Mortirolo - Gavia then?
Way too much false flat for my liking, like The Hitch said.

Gavia (2600m) + Stelvio (2750m) + Kleinboden/Schafseck (2250m) = murder. 3 brutal climbs and hardly any flat. You know a GC rider will attack in the descent of the Stelvio, if not before. Almost guaranteed.
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