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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 26, Stage 16: San Vigilio di Marebbe - Plan de Corones (Individual Time Trial) 12.85km

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

The legs will be left wobbly and weak from the previous two days in the mountains for the individual...

The legs will be left wobbly and weak from the previous two days in the mountains for the individual test to the never before used Plan de Corones. The climb (1080 metres of climbing) was cut short at the Passo di Furcia due to snow the last time the organisers tried to included it in 2006.

This year race organiser RCS Sport has planned a 12.85-kilometre mountain time trial on the mountain in northeast Italy, which should help see the stage run as programmed. The stage will start in San Vigilio di Marebbe and run 12.6 kilometres before hitting the finale over the sterrato ('gravel road'), which includes sections touching 24 percent gradient.

When the 2007 Tour de France mountain classification winner, Mauricio Soler (Barloworld), tested it in late April, he was left with uncertainty. "It's a hard climb, that's for sure," Soler stated. "It's difficult to say how much it will decide the Giro because when we race here we'll already have two weeks racing in our legs. The race will also be on a better surface than the one we rode today, which has been ruined by the snow." (GB)

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