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Giro d'Italia 2010

Date range:
May 8-30, 2010
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, GT
  • Stages. Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      8.4km
      Start location:
      Amsterdam
      End location:
      Amsterdam (ITT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Amsterdam
      End location:
      Utrecht
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      224km
      Start location:
      Amsterdam
      End location:
      Middelburg
    • Rest day

      Location
      Savigliano
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      33km
      Start location:
      Savigliano
      End location:
      Cuneo (TTT)
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      162km
      Start location:
      Novara
      End location:
      Novi Ligure
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Fidenza
      End location:
      Marina di Carrara
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      222km
      Start location:
      Carrara
      End location:
      Montalcino
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      189km
      Start location:
      Chianciano
      End location:
      Monte Terminillo
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Frosinone
      End location:
      Cava de' Tirreni
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      230km
      Start location:
      Avellino
      End location:
      Bitonto
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      262km
      Start location:
      Lucera
      End location:
      L'Aquila
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      206km
      Start location:
      Città Sant'Angelo
      End location:
      Porto Recanti
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      223km
      Start location:
      Porto Recanti
      End location:
      Cesenatico
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      205km
      Start location:
      Ferrara
      End location:
      Asolo (Monte Grappa)
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      222km
      Start location:
      Mestre
      End location:
      Zoncolan
    • Rest day

      Location
      Friuli
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      12.9km
      Start location:
      San Vigilio di Marebbe
      End location:
      Plan de Corones (TT)
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      173km
      Start location:
      Brunico
      End location:
      Pejo Terme
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      156km
      Start location:
      Levico Terme
      End location:
      Brescia
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      195km
      Start location:
      Brescia
      End location:
      Aprica
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      178km
      Start location:
      Bormio
      End location:
      Passa del Tonale
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      15km
      Start location:
      Verona
      End location:
      Verona (ITT)
  • Race history

May 12, Stage 4: Savigliano - Cuneo (TTT) 33km

Stage 4: May 12 2010 - Savigliano - Cuneo 33km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
October 26, 2009, 17:55,
Updated:
May 11, 2010, 17:20

Team power play

The team time trial has become a favourite of race director Angelo Zomegnan. The TTT always tended to be the preserve of the Tour de France, but the last three editions of the Giro have kicked off with one. This first Italian stage of the race is a team time trial with a difference.

The distance is moderate, the roads almost dead straight, but it's unusual to see a TTT that climbs as much as this. The rise in altitude of more than 200m is significant and will allow the best-organised teams to gain crucial time gaps.

Procycling's favourite to win:

HTC-Columbia won the Giro's TTT last year and will be favourites again. But it's already clear Team Sky are among the best-prepared outfits around. Their powerful mix of strong time triallists and track-honed pursuiters gives them an edge. Some of the weaker teams could finish over three minutes down today.

Pinotti says:

Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia)"This is steadily uphill all the way, but not enough for climbing ability to be a factor. Wind shouldn't matter too much in this part of Italy, either.

"Of the teams with overall contenders, Liquigas are one of the best equipped, but my HTC-Columbia team, Saxo Bank and Garmin should all be better, depending on who they bring."

Stage Details

Distance: 33km
Vertical climb: 250m
Highest point: 543m
Terrain: Steadily climbing
Category: Team Time Trial