The nineteenth stage of the Giro, between TurnMorbegno and Asti of this edition and offers this Friday a flat marathon suitable for sprinters, who will have the last opportunity to show off at the sprint.
The endless journey has no mountain difficulty, so the only incentives will be the intermediate sprints of Vigevano (Km 146) and Masio at 232.
From Morbegno the peloton will go to Lake Como, where the road will narrow all the way along the shore to the town of the same name.
After Como the route takes the Po Valley until it reaches Casale Monferrato on wide, straight roads where danger may lie in the many urban obstacles such as roundabouts, potholes and traffic splits at city crossings.
He The only small ascent, not scoring, will be that of Masio Abbey, before facing the last absolutely flat kilometers.
Frenchman Arnaud Demáre, winner of 4 stages, will try to get the “little hand” to close an unforgettable Giro.
In the fight for the general, the scenery changed. Now it will be the Dutch Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) who must defend the pink jersey inherited from the Portuguese Joao Almeida. The leader’s advantage is 12 seconds over his Australian teammate Jai Hindley and 15 over British Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers).
Stage data:. Exit: 10 hours
. Expected arrival: 16.30 hours.