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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 14, Stage 6: Fidenza - Marina di Carrara 172km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
October 26, 2009, 17:58 GMT,
Updated:
May 11, 2010, 18:36 BST

Tribute to Anquetil

Fifty years on from the first of Jacques Anquetil's two Giro d'Italia wins, this stage honours his memory with the first visit to the renowned marble centre of Carrara since the Frenchman tied with Spanish sprinter Miguel Poblet as the winner of a 2km TT in the town in 1960. Featuring the first big climb of the race, the Passo del Brattello, at the mid-stage point, the profile favours breakaway specialists, particularly as there are also two decent climbs on the run-in that should see off the sprinters. The uphill finish adds another element of unpredictability.

Procycling's favourite to win:

Even with the sprint heavyweights likely to be out of the picture and the main contenders for the maglia rosa sure to be holding themselves back for the far bigger challenge ahead in Sunday's finish on the summit of Monte Terminillo, there should be a biggish group contesting this stage. If so, Androni Giocattoli's fast-finishing Francesco Ginanni may well celebrate his Giro debut in style.

Stage Details

Distance: 172km
Vertical climb: 2,380m
Highest point: 946m
Terrain: Medium mountains
Category: Road Stage

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