The 16th stage of the Giro starts at Lake Garda: From the start in Salo, the field goes north over 202 kilometers to the finish in Aprica.
After 30 kilometers of fairly flat driving, the terrain rises, the first mountain classification is then after 60 kilometers. the dreaded climb to Mortirolo then starts in the middle of the stage, the pastop reached after 129 kilometers.
Before the last climb there is still an extra ramp to be completed for the second intermediate sprint – in other races it would almost be a category 2 mountain classification.
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In the final of the stage, after the third difficult climb, there are another five kilometers downhill before the last kilometer rises a little again.
Giro live: 16th stage in the ticker
16. Giro stage in the ticker: Feld does not give up
In the field, Team Ineos decided not to let this group with so many strong riders go far, they keep a gap of less than two minutes. The first mountain classification is soon in sight, it will be an exciting match from the lead group between Bouwman in mountain jersey and Kämna, Ciccone, Kelderman and Poels: Many top riders in the climbing classification are here!
Giro live ticker: 22 drivers around Kmanna in front
The overview of the leading group with its 22 drivers:
Kamme and Kelderman (Bora), Bouwman and Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma), Poels (Bahrain-Victorious), Martin (Cofidis), Fortunato (EOLO-Kometa), Bais (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocatolli), Zana (Bardiani-CSF) , Carthy (EF-Easypost), Hirt and Rota (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux), Moniquet (Lotto-Soudal), Valverde (Movistar), Vansevenant (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl), Juul-Jensen and Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco), Hamilton and Arensman (DSM), Ciccone and Cataldo (Trek-Segafredo), Formolo (UAE Team Emirates).
From the overall standings, Martin, Valverde, Hirt, Keldermann, Hamiltom, Arensman and Ciccone are there – place ten to sixteen.
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The leading group with its 22 riders around Lennard Kämmen and Wilco Keldermann from the Bora racing team is in the middle of the first of the day’s three difficult climbs. The field is a minute behind, led by Team Ineos around leading Ricjard Carapaz in the pink jersey.
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A new, larger group is formed on the ascent: Lennard Källa is there too! While Mark Cavendish comes in behind, Simon Yates, Guillaume Martin, Alejandro Valverde, among others. Hugh Carthy, Giulio Ciccone, Koen Bouman and many more riders moved up. But the field does not give up, it is only 35 seconds after.
Giro in live ticker: the first climb begins
Key data for the upcoming mountain classification Goletto di Cadino at an altitude of 1938 meters: It is 19.9 kilometers uphill with an average of 6.2%. But there are always flat sections in the very arrhythmic increase, but also passages of 12%. The field gets closer to the six breakaways and new riders chase the leading group.
16. Giro stage in the ticker: Tempohatz continues
The racing situation has not calmed down, attacks from the field keep starting – but they are not successful. The leadership of the leading group has grown to over a minute. Perhaps the chances of taking the leap forward are better on the first climb than here on the still flat terrain.
Giro live ticker: Stars in the attack
In search of the long field is a group of six riders, 40 seconds ahead: Big names – Mark Cavendish (GBR / Quick-Step), Mathieu van der Poel (NED / Alpecin), Nans Peters (FRA / ag2r), Christopher Juul -Jensen (DEN / BikeExchange), Thomas De Gendt (BEL / Lotto) and Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED / Jumbo). But in the field you do not let go and keep pushing …
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The field starts with a slight delay on the stage, the attacks start immediately – but still without success. Jonathan Caicedo from the EC team is not starting today: he has tested positive for Covid-19. The rest of the team is negative and going.
It will be serious for all riders in driver jerseys in the different classifications: Richard Carapaz is only a few seconds ahead of Jai Hindley in the pink jersey, Koen Bouwman must score points in the mountain jersey and in maglia ciclamino it is up to Arnaud Demare against the grace period …
Giro route: profile and course of the 16th stage – The Mortirolo is waiting
16. Giro stage: The favorites
The top five drivers in the overall standings are only one minute apart. But today’s stage is so difficult that the gaps can be increased by minutes. To make matters worse, the royal scene is held directly after a day of rest, and rain showers can occur during the day. Overall leader Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) enters the race as the big favorite. But Jai Hindley (Bora) has done well so far. It remains to be seen how well Mikel Landa (Bahrain) will get into climbing form in week three.
Welcome to the live ticker on the 16th Giro stage!
With 5250 altitude meters over 202 kilometers, this is the royal stage of this Giro. After the start in Aprica, there are almost 30 flat kilometers before the Goletto di Cadino (1st category: 19.9 kilometers; 6.2%) opens the climb. After a short passage through the valley, the first sprint takes place in Edolo after 112 kilometers.
This is the starting point for the dreaded Passo di Mortirolo, which this time is tackled from the slightly easier east side (1st category: 12.6 kilometers; 7.6%). After another passage through the valley, there is a short ascent to the second intermediate sprint in Teglio (5.6 kilometers; 8.2%). After a short intermediate descent, the decisive ascent to the Valico di Santa Cristina (1st category: 13.5 kilometers; 8%) takes place. From the top there are only six kilometers to finish in Aprica.
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