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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:
      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

      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 10, Stage 3: Amsterdam - Middelburg 224km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
October 26, 2009, 17:53 GMT,
Updated:
May 11, 2010, 22:41 BST

Crosswind chaos

Run parallel to the North Sea, this looks a simple stage on a benign day but could cause unexpected problems if the wind gets up. If it is blowing, the sprinters and overall contenders will be doubly determined to stay at the front of the peloton. This will bring out the elbows as they all battle for the same places on the road.

After the stage the riders will be flown 1,000km to Turin for a rest day. Most of them would have undoubtedly appreciated taking a day off further into a race that gets steadily tougher all the way to its spectacularly hard finish.

Procycling's favourite to win:

With Mark Cavendish at the concurrent Tour of California, André Greipel will be HTC-Columbia's man for the sprinter's crown. Lampre's Alessandro Petacchi is likely to be his main rival, with Garmin's Tyler Farrar a dark horse, but it will be hard to derail the relentless Columbia train at full steam.

Pozzato says:

Italian champion Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) finished in fourth place."This should be one for the sprinters but there's also always a risk of echelons in Holland. Of the general classification riders, I think Pellizotti will be the best equipped if the wind does blow. He's a good bike-handler and very alert. Evans and Basso might have more problems."

Stage Details

Distance: 224km
Vertical climb: 20m
Highest point: 9m
Terrain: Flat
Category: Road Stage

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