Making the thread for stage 2 of the Giro before Eshnar gets even more mad.
Stage 2: Stupinigi – Novara 179 km
Sunday, May 9th, 12.40 CEST
The first road stage of this edition is a very easy flat stage, as it happens way too often. The only somewhat interesting feature of the route will be the first categorized climb of the race, which will assign the first blue jersey. The climb to Montechiaro d’Asti (GPM4, 1.8 km at 5.5%) is almost exactly in the middle of the stage and will surely be contested only by the breakaway.
Montechiaro d’Asti: GPM4, 1.8 km at 5.5%
Just a small climb with a decent gradient. No profile available.
What to expect:
Mass sprint. GC guys will only need to avoid crashes.
Cupola di San Gaudenzio, Novara