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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

      Start location:
      Savigliano
      End 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:
      CittĂ  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

      Start location:
      Friuli
      End 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 18, Stage 10: Avellino - Bitonto 230km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
October 26, 2009, 18:04 GMT,
Updated:
May 11, 2010, 20:10 BST

Put the boot in

The Giro last went into Puglia in 2008 when Giovanni Visconti, now leader at ISD-Neri, took the maglia rosa on a similarly long stage into Peschici. But that finish suited climbers more than this one, where strong rouleurs should be prominent, especially if it's road-meltingly hot. They will want to get into a group that has a decent advantage once the bumps of Italy's spine are behind them, consequently giving them a good chance of success as the road drops down towards the coast.

Procycling's favourite to win:

After two disastrous seasons, Milram have been more combative this year. Their hopes largely rest on the fitness of Gerald Ciolek, who's coming back from early-season injury. But we've also been impressed with Dutchman Niki Terpstra (right), who might spring a surprise.

Zomegnan says:

Angelo Zomegnan General director of the Giro d'Italia, listens intently to a question"We're heading into Puglia, where Giovanni Visconti took the pink jersey in Peschici two years ago. This stage takes us almost across the sole of Italy's boot, finishing among the olive groves that surround Bitonto. The stage ends with a circuit and, no doubt, plenty of adrenalin for the sprinters."

Stage Details

Distance: 230km
Vertical climb: 2,260m
Highest point: 687m
Terrain: Lumpy
Category: Road Stage

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