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Giro d'Italia 2005

Date range:
May 7-29, 2005
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, UPT (ProTour)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Prologue

      Distance:
      0.115km
      Start location:
      Reggio Calabria
      End location:
      Reggio Calabria
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      208km
      Start location:
      Reggio Calabria
      End location:
      Tropea
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      182km
      Start location:
      Catanzaro Lido
      End location:
      S.M. del Cedro
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Diamante
      End location:
      Giffoni Valle Piana
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      220km
      Start location:
      Giffoni Valle Piana
      End location:
      Frosinone
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      223km
      Start location:
      Celano
      End location:
      L'Aquila
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      153km
      Start location:
      Viterbo
      End location:
      Marina Di Grosseto
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      211km
      Start location:
      Grosseto
      End location:
      Pistoia
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      45km
      Start location:
      Lamporecchio
      End location:
      Firenze ITT
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      139km
      Start location:
      Firenze
      End location:
      Ravenna
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      212km
      Start location:
      Ravenna
      End location:
      Rossano Veneto
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      150km
      Start location:
      Marostica
      End location:
      Zoldo Alto
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      178km
      Start location:
      Alleghe
      End location:
      Rovereto
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      218km
      Start location:
      Mezzocorona
      End location:
      Ortisei
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Egna
      End location:
      Livigno
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      154km
      Start location:
      Villa di Tirano
      End location:
      Lissone
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Lissone
      End location:
      Varazze
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      194km
      Start location:
      Varazze
      End location:
      Limone Piemonte (Colle di Tenda)
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      34km
      Start location:
      Chieri
      End location:
      Torino ITT
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Savigliano
      End location:
      Sestriere (Le Valli Olimpiche)
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      119km
      Start location:
      Albese con Cassano
      End location:
      Milano
  • Race history

May 28, Stage 19: Savigliano - Sestriere (Le Valli Olimpiche) 190km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 28, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 29, 2009, 11:16 BST

The penultimate stage of the 88th Giro d'Italia celebrates the Olympic Valleys of Sestrieres that will host the 2006 Winter Olympics and the riders who take the start will celebrate a world of pain. Starting in Savigliano south of Torino, Stage 19 makes a long, gradual 45km climb up to Sestrieres after 101km. After a long descent to Susa, the final 45km of this stage is simply brutal. The never-before used climb of the Colle della Finestre is a 18.5km monster, with an average gradient of 9.2%. Said to be harder than the Passo Gavia, the final 7.9km of Finestre is on a gravel "strada bianca" that will make the the climb even more difficult. Once over the Finestre, there's another descent and the final 12km climb back up to Sestrieres.


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