Hmm, by comparing the two maps (Original, revised) it seems to me that only the descent is different, but that the ascent is the same.not marginal at all. Even the climb to Guarene is another side, was originally 2 km at 9% and now it's 3 km at 6%. It's a completely different finale now.
I feel like that might have a pretty significant impact on the stage though. The stage now ends with 12 entirely flat kilometres, so this seems more likely to end in a bunch sprint now. I think the original version would have caused a very, very interesting battle for pink.You can compare with the old profiles on steephill.tv.
Marginal change to stage 3, the tiny bump is removed and the finish is 3.3 km further from the climbs.
Personally I doubt there will be a Vini-Zabu' next year.Vini-Zabu has "decided" that they won't ride the Giro after the recent clinic related problems.
RCS probably told them to do so and that they'd get a Wildcard next year, if everything clears up.
He's comingGIANNI SAVIO - THE LEGEND is back!!
They are definitely going in for the Giro - Yates rides consistently and he can podium if not better - The TDF will be a mixed team with L.Hamilton being the notional GC rider but having little or no team support - They will hunt stages with Matthews and S.Yates. Interesting that Chaves form has made the team select him for the Giro.I see in the start list for Bike Exchange riders like Simon Yates and Chaves. It looks like they want to go all in for the Giro. They know that they have no chance at the Tour and come here to get the win.