Tour of the Alps 2022 (April 18-22)

Time for the main Giro prep race. The route is a bit disappointing but we should still get some solid racing.

Startlist

Roadbook

Stage 1


Passo Brocon


Passo Gobbera


Final kilometres


Stage 2
Very similar to the 2018 stage to Meran/Merano, won by a young Ben O'Connor.


Passo Rolle


Mendelpass/Passo della Mendola


Gampenpass/Passo delle Palade (final 13.2k only)


Stage 3


Feldthurns/Velturno


Elvas (click the link, I ran into the image limit again)

Terenten/Terento


Furkelpass/Passo Furcia


Stage 4


Kartitscher Sattel (beware of the descent, it's surprisingly nasty once they enter Carinthia)


Gailberg Sattel


The two little climbs after the intermediate sprint in Lienz are 1.5 km at 10.6% and 2.1 km at 5.3% respectively.

Kals am Grossglockner (until the marker for the village 7.5k before the end of the profile)


Stage 5


Bannberg (first ascent) + Bichl + Anras (right-to-left)


Bannberg (second ascent)


Stronach


The hill to the line is 0.6 km at 8.5%.
 
The only good stage design in and of itself would be a relatively short stage on the WWT.

However, with the field it has, this might actually be for the best, because any big MTF would just mean everybody waits for that stage. I'm hopeful that we aren't going to see everybody wait for Stronach and so teams will have to be a bit more creative.

Go Arrieta, González and Lipowitz!
 
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Basically just here to hear what @Mayomaniac has to say about the final two stages
The final stage is awesome, nit a friend of the flat at the start, but the Höhenstraße is pure bike porn with multiple kms at over 11%.
The penultimate stage is kinda meh, the most interesting thing is the descent of the Kartitscher Sattel. Always up and down with short, steep ramps and lots of twists and turns. If the stage would finish right on the Gailbergsattel or after the Gailbersattel descent it would be perfect for an ambush.

They ruined a fine stage (stage 2) by having a 10km flat circuit around Lana at the end. Read Lana backwards and you know what I think about that stage...
 
The only good stage design in and of itself would be a relatively short stage on the WWT.

However, with the field it has, this might actually be for the best, because any big MTF would just mean everybody waits for that stage. I'm hopeful that we aren't going to see everybody wait for Stronach and so teams will have to be a bit more creative.

Go Arrieta, González and Lipowitz!
No love for Rangel?
 
I can't watch the race...I have read Israel is pushing? Is it true? With wich riders? it is Froome working? Do they work for Goldstain or Nizzolo? I think the stage is too hard for Nizzolo...but everything depends on favourites attitude. thanks if you can tell me.
 

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