Do you expect any changes in that regard? (meaning: descents from high altitude climbs)Looks like Vegni won't be in charge next year....
I think it's even better with gentler gradients. Something like Briacon - Sestriere in 2000 is close to an ideal MTT/mountainous ITT.I think, the Zoncolan itself is hard enough for a road stage itself. A MTT should be ridden on climbs with a gentle, yet not too little gradient, where draft still would be a factor in a road race. Therefore Etna, Piancavallo or so are quiet decent for a MTT.
Finish on Letalnica Bratov Gorisek please.An uphill finish in Planica after either Virsic or the Wurzenpass would be nice.
I agree on Lussari, the only way it would work would be if the final stage in Trieste features a really hard circuit with Scala Santa, like the Torino stage this year. Having the race end with a road stage that is a gc stage and not just a parade stage would be something different.
Definitely. That way it turns a weak climb into something more. Zoncolan doesn't need it at all. On the other hand I also don't think it's terrible to make Lussari an MTT cause with that climb it's not like it otherwise would not have been an unipuerto road stage.I agree and if they really want to use Montevergine just make it a Mtt.
I'd assume that it also put a damper on the preceding mountain stages in 1994, but it was still quite glorious then.Definitely. That way it turns a weak climb into something more. Zoncolan doesn't need it at all. On the other hand I also don't think it's terrible to make Lussari an MTT cause with that climb it's not like it otherwise would not have been an unipuerto road stage.
That said, placement is the most important issue with MTTs, and I think a big MTT on stage 19 or 20 may just be the single worst thing a route can have.
LOL. It was planned in 1984. But with Fignon threatening Moser's win they reported a fake snowblizzard and changed the stage route.Anyone who knows why Stelvio was used only one time in 25 years between 1980 and 2005? Poor road condition?
So do I, though I don't mind slighly shorter intervals than 10 years.I actually like the fact that the Stelvio from Prato was only used once every 10 years. I think it's was Libertine who was saying about climbs like the Stelvio, Ventoux, Bonnette ect bring rarely used 'mythical beasts', and them being used most years is not always good as the reputation of the climb won't be the same..
Yeah maybe 10 years is too much, and 15 years to see Stelvio from Prato was waaaay to long! But I don't want them to be overused and end up being like another La Planche des Belles Filles.....So do I, though I don't mind slighly shorter intervals than 10 years.
I hope this means that il Lombardia will go back to the Como finish again this year. That's a proper il Lombardia route...Lombardi's 2021 rerun rumoured for next year's Giro. As Pogačar is unlikely to participate, we all know that Fausto 2.0 is going to boss this stage.
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