Stage 10 in the 2019 Giro d’Italia is set to start tomorrow in Vasto after today’s rest day and will finish in L’Aquila.
Date: 21st May 2019
Stage length: 145 kilometres
Expected start and end time: 13:55 – 17:13 (CET)
Primoz Roglic won the stage nine time trial while putting huge time into his general classification rivals – he’s second in the GC now.
Stage 10 Route: Ravenna – Modena
Fast finishers will be happy with this route as it is a pan-flat one and therefore a perfect opportunity to do better for them. The lowest point is 3 metres above sea level and the highest lies at 35 metres. No indentations, no raised areas. This is actually a sprinter’s dream come true.
The starting point of the stage, Ravenna, has not been included with 2005 and 2011 being the years in which it served as a finish.
This year, it was chosen as the starting point for Stage 10 of the Giro also thanks to some beautiful and historic attractions in Modena which will be were the riders arrive at the end of the stage. The Modena Cathedral, the Ducal Palace and the enchanting Piazza Grande are just some of these places.
Modena is also known as Enzo Ferrari territory. Ferrari’s found was born in Modena and rarely left the town and nearby Marenello.
Modena hasn’t seen a Giro d’Italia finish in ages, although the town hosted a number of departures in the last seven years. In 2012, the riders set off to Fano (Mark Cavendish win), in 2014 to Salsomaggiore Terme (Nacer Bouhanni), and in 2016 to Asolo (Diego Ulissi).
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the second intermediate sprint – at kilometre 108.0 – comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
*Odds are subject to change