I don't know precisely, but Gazzetta says about the stage:BroDeal said:This stage has a very interesting altitude profile. What is the descent like? How technical?
the main difficulty is the descent, technical (=difficult) and long: as much as 37 km
I took my picks accordingly on the Columbia competition thread:Leopejo said:Besides, they expect bad weather, which could complicate things quite much.
Altitude: 1815 m
Length: 22,9 km
El. gain: 111 m
Av. slope: 0,5 %
Max. slope: 8 %
Mellow Velo said:Interview with Bruyneel seems to suggest no new sponsorship done deal?
180mmCrank said:They are saying on Eurosport that they have cut the timing point to 3km outside the finish - still give the stage win at the same point
Concern about the run in combined with the weather
Mellow Velo said:Basso and Menchov will be bricking it.
May well be some sizeable time gaps with such a wet decent......