I changed the profil to the new one. I really like the idea of long stages in Grand Tours. But this? A seven hour snore fest? Or are there any chances of echelons?
Stage 19: Morbegno – Asti 258 km
Friday, October 23rd, 10:05 CEST
The longest stage of this edition comes on the last Friday and it’s a pan flat stage sandwiched between the two biggest mountain stages. The riders will go from Morbegno, in Valtellina, to Asti, at the foot of the Langhe hills, crossing the Po Valley again. The first intermediate sprint is in Vigevano, at km 145, while the second one is in Masio, at only 26 km from the finish.
What to expect:
A bunch sprint, if there are still sprinters left and teams willing to chase the break of the day, that otherwise will take an easy win. Everyone else will treat this just as a long transfer and will save any drop of energy for the last weekend.