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Giro d'Italia 2011

Date range:
May 7-29, 2011
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, HIS (Historical Calendar)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      19.3km
      Start location:
      Venaria Reale
      End location:
      Turin
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      244km
      Start location:
      Alba
      End location:
      Parma
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      173km
      Start location:
      Reggio Emilia
      End location:
      Rapallo
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      216km
      Start location:
      Genova Quarto dei Mille
      End location:
      Livorno
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      191km
      Start location:
      Piombino
      End location:
      Orvieto
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      216km
      Start location:
      Orvieto
      End location:
      Fiuggi
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      110km
      Start location:
      Maddaloni
      End location:
      Montevergine di Mercogliano
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      217km
      Start location:
      Sapri
      End location:
      Tropea
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      169km
      Start location:
      Messina
      End location:
      Etna
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      -
      End location:
      -
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      159km
      Start location:
      Termoli
      End location:
      Teramo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      142km
      Start location:
      Tortoreto
      End location:
      Castelfidardo
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      184km
      Start location:
      Castelfidardo
      End location:
      Ravenna
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      167km
      Start location:
      Spilimbergo
      End location:
      Grossglockner
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Lienz
      End location:
      Monte Zoncolan
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      229km
      Start location:
      Conegliano
      End location:
      Gardeccia-Val di Fassa
    • Rest day 2

      Start location:
      -
      End location:
      -
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      12.7km
      Start location:
      Belluno
      End location:
      Nevegal
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      230km
      Start location:
      Feltre
      End location:
      Tirano
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      151km
      Start location:
      Morbegno
      End location:
      San Pellegrino Terme
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      209km
      Start location:
      Bergamo
      End location:
      Macugnaga
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      242km
      Start location:
      Verbania
      End location:
      Sestriere
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      26km
      Start location:
      Milan
      End location:
      Milan
  • Race history

May 09, Stage 3: Reggio Emilia - Rapallo 173km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
October 23, 2010, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
May 24, 2011, 12:24 BST

Sage 3 map and profile

Reggio Emilia – Rapallo

A new man in pink?

Sprinters will want to take advantage of today, since the peloton's sure to split late on, but fast men with good climbing legs and a strong team could stay up front. The flat finish in Rapallo suits them too but there are complications. The first is the Passo del Bocco, where a series of steep ramps in the final kilometre provide room for attacks. Any who manage to stay away will benefit later from the Madonna delle Grazie climb, after whose summit there's only 8km to the finish. With mere seconds between many riders and the maglia rosa, the race leader will be under pressure too.

Details
Distance: 173km
Highest point: 957m
Category: Mountain stage (medium)

Simoni says...
"Looks like a really interesting stage. It's a long drag up to the Passo Bracco but the racing will happen on the climb to Madonna del Grazie, 8km from the finish. It probably won't affect the GC but it will be won by a good passista, someone like Visconti."
 

Map

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 Map</p>

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Profile

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 Profile</p>

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Profile - Final kilometres

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 Profile</p>

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