Long day for the riders.
Stage 10: L’Aquila – Foligno 139 km
Monday, May 17th, 13.40 CEST
The shortest stage of this edition, a bland transitional stage on a Monday, with a rest day ahead. Very weird. Starting from L’Aquila, the breakaway will have a good chance to breakaway immediately on the first uncategorized climb of Sella di Corno (7km at 4%) and on its long descent. It is followed by a 35 km long flat section, that then gives way to some more demanding terrain. The uncategorized climb of Montefranco (3.2 km at 5.2%) leads to the only categorized climb of the day, Valico della Somma (GPM4, 6.7 km at 5%), whose descent brings back to the flat roads, this time for good, with the last 30 km being pan flat. These also include the second intermediate sprint of the stage, that might be interesting if the breakaway has already been reeled in.
Valico della Somma: GPM4, 6.7 km at 5%
No profile. It does have some decent 6% ramps in the middle, but nothing major.
What to expect:
I would expect a sizable breakaway to get the stage uncontested. However, if the sprinters realize they have only one more sprint stage after this in the whole Giro, they might not want to waste it.
Duomo di Foligno