2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 10: Ravenna - Modena 147 km

Who will win stage 10?

  • Pascal Ackermann

    Votes: 10 22.2%
  • Elia Viviani

    Votes: 16 35.6%
  • Caleb Ewan

    Votes: 5 11.1%
  • Arnaud Demare

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • Matteo Moschetti

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Jakub Mareczko

    Votes: 5 11.1%
  • Giacomo Nizzolo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • CIMOLAI Davide

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Vino/Remco)

    Votes: 1 2.2%

  • Total voters
Mar 14, 2009
Eshnar wrote

Stage 10: Ravenna - Modena 147 km

Tuesday, May 21st



Technical Overview:
The second week starts with the first of two consecutive flat stages of which this is the worst one. From Ravenna to Modena there was definitely room to put a few hills, also considering that tomorrow is also flat, yesterday was a rest day and the stage as it is is only 147 km long. Disappointing. The route itself does not have much to note. Starting from Ravenna the riders will head straight west, passing very near Bologna, where they started 10 days ago. In the last 40 km the route departs from the shortest path between start and finish, making a small detour to visit the villages north of Modena, that were devastated by a flooding in 2014.

What to expect:
Mass sprint.

One of the famous Mosaics in Ravenna
I picked Ewan because it's flat and looks a bit technical at the end (maybe), which might play into the little guy's agility and ability to re-accelerate quickly . . . but there are several other strong men who could take it.

It could be a stage where some GC teams attack, but the sprinters' teams will likely keep the break from going too far out, as there won't be too many more opportunities in this back-loaded Giro for the sprinters. Another factor that may help Roglic's team is the pink jersey is still held by Conti, and his team will be wanting to try to keep him in pink another day . . . so Jumbo may not have to do all the work controlling attacks -- but one has the feeling that the (bleep) could still hit the fan. There is some potential for chaos, thanks to the TT results. Nibali would seem to be the greatest immediate threat to Roglic, and this might loosen things up for other teams like Astana, Moviestar, or MTS . . . or who knows.
Today will be a day full of surprises. There will be attacks by several riders. Some of them will form a leading group called the breakaway. They will stay away for a long time. However the bunch will come back towards the end. A sprinter will win the sprint.