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Re: Giro 2018 Route Rumours

27 Nov 2017 17:41

Not many news recently. The route is pretty much the same as the one rumoured one month ago.

1 Jerusalem ITT
2 Haifa - Tel Aviv
3 Be'er Sheva - Eilat

4 Catania-Caltagirone
5 Agrigento-Santa Ninfa(Valle del Belice)
6 Caltanissetta-Etna(Osservatorio Astrofisico)
7 Pizzo Calabro - Scalea (with some hill but probably for sprinters)
8 Praia a Mare - Montevergine (MTF)
9 Pesco Sannita - Campo Imperatore (MTF)

10 Penne - Gualdo Tadino (very long, probably for breakaway)
11 Assisi - Osimo (could be full of little walls)
12 Filottrano or Osimo - Imola (hilly)
13 Ferrara - Nervesa della Battaglia (tricky finale, but for sprinters)
14 S.Vito al Tagliamento - Zoncolan (MTF)
15 Tolmezzo - Sappada (a few decent climbs with final easy drag... let's hope for the best)

16 Trento - Rovereto ITT (flat in the valley, ~33 km)
17 Arco - Monza (sprint)
18 Milano - Prato Nevoso (MTF)
19 Venaria - Monte Jafferau (Lys(?), Finestre, Sestriere)
20 Susa - Cervinia (Lys(?), Tze Core, St.Pantaleon)
21 ??? - Roma (parade)
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27 Nov 2017 19:15

They could cut Sappada after the switch from Veneto to Friuli.
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Re: Giro 2018 Route Rumours

27 Nov 2017 21:45

So in the first week we will have 3 mtf's and 0 time gaps :o
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Re: Giro 2018 Route Rumours

28 Nov 2017 10:50

Gigs_98 wrote:So in the first week we will have 3 mtf's and 0 time gaps :o

The opening ITT and the potential crosswinds on stage 3 could create bigger gaps than those 3 stages. :D
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Re: Giro 2018 Route Rumours

28 Nov 2017 19:34

looks like stage 17 will finish in Iseo, instead of Monza (for which the rumours were very old in the first place)
Nothing changes, still for sprinters.

1 Jerusalem ITT
2 Haifa - Tel Aviv
3 Be'er Sheva - Eilat

4 Catania-Caltagirone
5 Agrigento-Santa Ninfa(Valle del Belice)
6 Caltanissetta-Etna(Osservatorio Astrofisico)
7 Pizzo Calabro - Scalea (with some hill but probably for sprinters)
8 Praia a Mare - Montevergine (MTF)
9 Pesco Sannita - Campo Imperatore (MTF)

10 Penne - Gualdo Tadino (very long, probably for breakaway)
11 Assisi - Osimo (could be full of little walls)
12 Osimo - Imola (hilly)
13 Ferrara - Nervesa della Battaglia (tricky finale, but for sprinters)
14 S.Vito al Tagliamento - Zoncolan (MTF)
15 Tolmezzo - Sappada (a few decent climbs with final easy drag... let's hope for the best)

16 Trento - Rovereto ITT (flat in the valley, ~33 km)
17 Arco - Iseo (sprint)
18 Milano - Prato Nevoso (MTF)
19 Venaria - Monte Jafferau (Lys(?), Finestre, Sestriere)
20 Susa - Cervinia (Lys(?), Tze Core, St.Pantaleon)
21 ??? - Roma (parade)
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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28 Nov 2017 22:42

All will be revealed starting at 17.00 CET live at http://www.giroditalia.it
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29 Nov 2017 15:42

I've just seen the profiles (thanks to the guys at http://forum.cicloweb.it/viewforum.php?f=2 ).
A few minor disappointments (imola is disgusting) and one minor good surprise (Sappada).
All in all, everything confirmed.
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Re: Giro 2018 Route Rumours

29 Nov 2017 15:47

A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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29 Nov 2017 15:50

I only see stage details, no profiles.
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29 Nov 2017 15:52

Netserk wrote:I only see stage details, no profiles.

Yes they didnt put them up yet :D
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29 Nov 2017 15:56

Eshnar wrote:I've just seen the profiles (thanks to the guys at http://forum.cicloweb.it/viewforum.php?f=2 ).
A few minor disappointments (imola is disgusting) and one minor good surprise (Sappada).
All in all, everything confirmed.

Where? I can't find any at the forum you linked.
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29 Nov 2017 15:59

I just linked it for props, but i got them via pm ;)
They are in the official giro website already, you just have to figure out the right path :p sorry but I'm at the phone and copy pasting 21 links ain't a piece of cake.
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29 Nov 2017 16:00

http://www.cicloweb.it/2017/11/29/anteprima-altimetrie-giro-2018/

Here you go guys.

This stage to Imola is so awful. And the last one, too. This is not Le Tour, damn it.
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29 Nov 2017 16:04

Has the presentation already started on Italian TV?
The livestream on their website isn't working atm.
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29 Nov 2017 16:07

Livestream is working fine. Make sure to disable all ad blockers and stuff.
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29 Nov 2017 16:08

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29 Nov 2017 16:14

A bit cringey, but at least it's not a snoozefest like the Tour de France presentation.
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29 Nov 2017 16:20

Too easy mountain stages for Landani? Still, the route is fine for him. Let's pray he'll be able to save the Giro.
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29 Nov 2017 16:25

The 2 stages before Etna are harder than expected.
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29 Nov 2017 16:28

Netserk wrote:Too easy mountain stages for Landani? Still, the route is fine for him. Let's pray he'll be able to save the Giro.


Easy to controll for Sky. They know how to cool down Landani.

Froome to win this in Bugno style. Rosa from 1 to 21.
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