Now, isn't this a great race? Well, it will be. For sure. That's why this race gets its thread before its time.
Look at this delicious startlist, and I don't mean that in a disgusting way:
Competing teams and riders for Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali 2021. Top competitors are Davide Rebellin, Mark Cavendish and Sergio Henao.
It's not finalized, yet, but there's van Wilder, Brenner, Vandenabeele, Vermaerke, Jorgenson, Vansevenant, Ayuso... and so on. So, a future Tour winner à la Cadel Evans will certainly be seen here!
1 A few hills. Not many.
1 Right, short and pancake-flat, it's a time trial.
2 Pretty hilly.
3 Mountains. For real. Monte Carpegna. Cielo del Pirata! Frontloaded, this stage.
4 There aren't many possibilities to ride in San Marino, so they had to do a few laps of the same. Looks nice, though. A bit like an ECG of a person who gets more excited at one point.
5 Well, this is a very steady ECG.
Yes, I know, I'm not good at stage descriptions. Toby will give you better ones.
Anyway, yes, I'm hyped about a youngster's race and that doesn't happen often!