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Giro d'Italia Giro d’Italia 2024, Stage 21: Roma (EUR) – Roma, 125.0k

Thanks again to @Devil's Elbow for the awesome in-depth write-up.

Stage 21: Roma (EUR) – Roma, 125.0k​



Just like last year, the race racks up some additional emissions to finish in the capital. Unlike last year, there should actually be a decent sprint field to contest the final sprint.


The route

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Much like last year, the stage starts at the EUR campus, does an out-and-back route to Ostia, then heads into the city centre for some circuits. Said circuit is completely changed: not only is it far shorter, but annoyingly they’ve moved the finish away from the Via dei Fori Imperiali, meaning no Colosseum in the background for the final sprint. The alternative finish is still on urban cobbles, so I really don’t see the point of the change, but a sprint’s a sprint, I guess.

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I’d write something about Rome here, but it really needs no introduction and it’s past time to put up this analysis. Thanks for reading, and if you catch any mistakes, please let me know!

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What to expect?

If we’re really lucky, people will take cues from last year’s Vuelta parade that was anything but, realistically it’s just a sprint.
 
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