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Giro d'Italia 2024 Giro d'Italia route rumours

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Maybe a double Monte Grappa? Otherwise the stage seems very short. First climbing from the unrythmic northern side, and then ascending on one of the steady steep southern ramps, before going downhill a second time. At least it seems the finish won't be directly after the downhill, so some flat kilometers could create a bit of tactical GC drama.
 
Maybe a double Monte Grappa? Otherwise the stage seems very short. First climbing from the unrythmic northern side, and then ascending on one of the steady steep southern ramps, before going downhill a second time. At least it seems the finish won't be directly after the downhill, so some flat kilometers could create a bit of tactical GC drama.
Could also bei one of the hard eastern Sides First....
 
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We have successfully backloaded the Giro to ***.

Inject 19 days of abhorrent racing and GOATed memes into my veins.
Grappa descent finish is still far less likely to block racing than the Fedaia MTF, let alone the godforsaken Lussari MTT. To me, the descent finish is great news, because a Grappa MTF would have been as bad an idea for stage 20 as the Fedaia MTF and it seemed more likely than this new rumour.
 
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Most likely, Canazei is located in a beautiful valley with those 3 passes around. Fedaia (from its steep side) would probably be the best option then. They could also arrive from Val di Fassa (after tackling San Pellegrino or Costalunga) but it would probably cap GC action due to a ride in the valley at the end.
Fedaia should be by far the best option given a finish in Canazei. But I'm still waiting for a stage where Fedaia will be the penultimate climb and is followed by Sella or Pordoi and possible a downhill finish to Selva or Arabba.

Local Media from the province of Vicenza now Report that stage 20 will Finish in Bassano del Grappa, so we should get a Monte Grappa downhill Finish
https://tvavicenza.gruppovideomedia.it/it/on-demand/telegiornali/bassano-notizie?id=87095&clip=87103
Bocca di Forca, descend to Romanzano, climb again from Semonzo and then descend to Bassano.
 
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Giro is the only GT where 3 back to back hard mountain stages result in the opposite of enthusiasm because you just know they'll be placed in the third week and barely anything else beforehand. At least they're leaving the ITT at the end this time but it's hard to get excited when all the interesting talk is focused on stage 18,19 and 20. Yawn.
 
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Giro is the only GT where 3 back to back hard mountain stages result in the opposite of enthusiasm because you just know they'll be placed in the third week and barely anything else beforehand. At least they're leaving the ITT at the end this time but it's hard to get excited when all the interesting talk is focused on stage 18,19 and 20. Yawn.
Stage 19 won't be a hard stage.
 
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Giro is the only GT where 3 back to back hard mountain stages result in the opposite of enthusiasm because you just know they'll be placed in the third week and barely anything else beforehand. At least they're leaving the ITT at the end this time but it's hard to get excited when all the interesting talk is focused on stage 18,19 and 20. Yawn.
Monte Grappa mtt from Semonzetto with the Dolomites stage 2 days earlier actually would've been nice IMHO!
 
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Even a Canazei downhill finish after Sella or Sella-Pordoi (MTF) would be good. Passo Sella is a bit underrated.
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