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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

      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

      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
      Location
      Milan
  • Race history

May 13, Stage 7 : Maddaloni - Montevergine di Mercogliano 110km

Stage 7 Preview

By:
Cycling News
Published:
October 22, 2010, 23:00,
Updated:
May 24, 2011, 11:44

Stage 7 map and profile

Maddaloni – Montevergine di Mercogliano

The first summit finish

Montevergine is a regular feature in the Giro's first week, appearing in 2004, when Damiano Cunego took the stage, and 2007, when Danilo Di Luca was triumphant. Both went on to take the overall title. Serra della Strada is a tough leg-loosener before the mid-point and the climb to Montevergine is long at 17km but averages just 5 per cent. Ramps of up to 10 per cent should provide a chance for in-form climbers to break up the main contenders' group, though, even if the time gaps between them aren't likely to be significant. We'll know the riders with serious aspirations on the maglia rosa by tonight.

Details
Distance: 110km
Highest point: 1,260m
Category: Mountain stage

Simoni says...
"It's short at 110km but with a 20km ramp to the finish, I think it'll sort out the GC. It's a sprinters' stage the day after, so contenders won't hold back. It suits Joaquim Rodríguez but Contador and Menchov will want to make a statement here."

 

Map

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 7 Map</p>

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Profile

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 7 Profile</p>

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Profile - Final kilometres

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 7 Profile</p>

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