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Giro d'Italia Rate the 2024 Giro d'Italia Route

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    Votes: 3 4.1%
  • 7

    Votes: 13 17.6%
  • 6

    Votes: 26 35.1%
  • 5

    Votes: 19 25.7%
  • 4

    Votes: 9 12.2%
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Ouch.

Why do they make all these amendments? It happens year after year and I don't think they are out of necessity?
Dunno.

Normally I'd say oh this makes it harder and better, but at the same time it changes the nature of the route quite a bit and I think it being stage 1 with the leaders jersey on the line it probably affected season planning a bit too so I do think it's just bad to change the first stage at this point in the year.
 

The TT finish is more of an uphill drag now while before it had a 2km at 9/10% climb so Pogačar is less likely to win this one.

The small bump on the road on stage 6 shouldn't make much of a difference unless its in a breakaway context.
 
The TT finish is more of an uphill drag now while before it had a 2km at 9/10% climb so Pogačar is less likely to win this one.

The small bump on the road on stage 6 shouldn't make much of a difference unless its in a breakaway context.
It will decide the stage winner, it's quite steep: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.256...4!1sR9X7iaecoZkOaRMyj12pLw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 
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I'm honestly a bit surprised about that change. Is Pogi getting the first pink jersey so important for drawing attention? I thought that at least through the first week the media will try to create a "can Van Aert actually take the fight to Pogacar" narrative. If Pogacar just wins the first two stages in a dominant fashion, even if Van Aert might still be in striking distance to take pink in the TT, there is no way this ever becomes a talking point. I mean, I don't think anybody here expects anything but a dominant Pogacar win for the gc, but usually organizers use that as an excuse to hide a riders dominance a bit, instead of doing the opposite.
 
The Livigno stage had to be changed, and now features the Mortirolo:

before:
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RCS Press Release: "Keeping Alpine passes such as the Forcola di Livigno safe would be a huge cost. For this reason, the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Mobility of Graubünden (Switzerland) didn't accept the passage of the race.

Therefore, the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Manerba del Garda - Livigno, is changed as follows: after climbing the Val Camonica, the race, having passed Edolo, instead of climbing towards Aprica turns towards the Mortirolo, which is climbed from the Monno side (maximum gradients only in the last kilometres at San Giacomo around 16%). The descent will be to Grosio and the climb up Valtellina to Bormio along the old road through Cepina. Climb of the Motte to Isolaccia followed by the ascent to the Foscagno Pass (14.6 km at 6.5%). After the short descent from Ponte del Rez (just before Trepalle), the route moves to the Eira pass, where the original route returns to the asphalt road along the Mottolino."
 
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RCS Press Release: "Keeping Alpine passes such as the Forcola di Livigno safe would be a huge cost. For this reason, the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Mobility of Graubünden (Switzerland) didn't accept the passage of the race.
Translation:
They didn't accepted our proposal for them to pay for all the maintenance costs while we would pay with exposure and good vibes.
 
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The Livigno stage had to be changed, and now features the Mortirolo:

before:
RtKms0t.jpeg

after:
yNpZFXG.png


RCS Press Release: "Keeping Alpine passes such as the Forcola di Livigno safe would be a huge cost. For this reason, the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Mobility of Graubünden (Switzerland) didn't accept the passage of the race.

Therefore, the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Manerba del Garda - Livigno, is changed as follows: after climbing the Val Camonica, the race, having passed Edolo, instead of climbing towards Aprica turns towards the Mortirolo, which is climbed from the Monno side (maximum gradients only in the last kilometres at San Giacomo around 16%). The descent will be to Grosio and the climb up Valtellina to Bormio along the old road through Cepina. Climb of the Motte to Isolaccia followed by the ascent to the Foscagno Pass (14.6 km at 6.5%). After the short descent from Ponte del Rez (just before Trepalle), the route moves to the Eira pass, where the original route returns to the asphalt road along the Mottolino."
Hahahahahaha *** me

Say after me: Gavia (GAVIAAAAAAA!!!)
 
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