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Giro d'Italia 2008

Date range:
May 10 - June 1, 2008
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      23.6km
      Start location:
      Palermo
      End location:
      Palermo, ITT
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      207km
      Start location:
      Cefalù
      End location:
      Agrigento
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      221km
      Start location:
      Catania
      End location:
      Milazzo
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      183km
      Start location:
      Pizzo Calabro
      End location:
      Catanzaro-Lungomare
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      203km
      Start location:
      Belvedere Marittimo
      End location:
      Contursi Terme
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      231.6km
      Start location:
      Potenza
      End location:
      Peschici (Circuito del Gargano)
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      180km
      Start location:
      Vasto
      End location:
      Pescocostanzo
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      208km
      Start location:
      Rivisondoli
      End location:
      Tivoli
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      218km
      Start location:
      Civitavecchia
      End location:
      San Vincenzo
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      39.4km
      Start location:
      Pesaro
      End location:
      Urbino (Individual Time Trial)
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      199km
      Start location:
      Urbania
      End location:
      Cesena
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Forlì
      End location:
      Carpi
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      177km
      Start location:
      Modena
      End location:
      Cittadella
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      195km
      Start location:
      Verona
      End location:
      Alpe di Pampeago/Val di Fiemme
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      153km
      Start location:
      Arabba
      End location:
      Passo Fedaia/Marmolada (Dolomites Stars)
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      12.85km
      Start location:
      San Vigilio di Marebbe
      End location:
      Plan de Corones (Individual Time Trial)
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      146km
      Start location:
      Sondrio
      End location:
      Locarno
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      147km
      Start location:
      Mendrisio
      End location:
      Varese
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      238km
      Start location:
      Legnano
      End location:
      Presolana/Monte Pora
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      224km
      Start location:
      Rovetta
      End location:
      Tirano
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      28.5km
      Start location:
      Cesano Maderno
      End location:
      Milano (Individual Time Trial)
  • Race history

May 24, Stage 14: Verona - Alpe di Pampeago/Val di Fiemme 195km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 17, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 13:08 BST

Five years ago, Gilberto Simoni took control here before going on to win his second of two Giro...

Five years ago, Gilberto Simoni took control here before going on to win his second of two Giro d'Italia victories. In fact, the Italian will be back again this year and has named this stage as his target.

"I think that my stage is here, Alpe di Pampeago," Simoni noted in a March interview of the 195-kilometre stage that ends with the 7.65-kilometre romp up Pampeago, averaging 9.8% over its 753-metre rise. "I won there in the past [stage 14, 2003], and then also finished second there behind behind Pantani [stage 19, 1999 - ed.]. I have some good memories, even if there is a lot of strain associated with that climb. To be able to come out and win it would truly be a beautiful thing."

As this is the opening stage of a mountainous weekend, look for the overall contenders to be a little reserved, feeling out their legs, or fire at full force. (GB)

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