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Giro d'Italia 2013

Date range:
May 4-26, 2013
  • Giro d'Italia, ITA, WorldTour
  • Stages. Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      130km
      Location
      Naples
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      17.4km
      Start location:
      Ischia
      End location:
      Forio (TTT)
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      222km
      Start location:
      Sorrento
      End location:
      Marina di Ascea
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      246km
      Start location:
      Policastro
      End location:
      Serra San Bruno
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      203km
      Start location:
      Cosenza
      End location:
      Matera
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      169km
      Start location:
      Mola di Bari
      End location:
      Margherita di Savoia
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      177km
      Start location:
      San Salvo
      End location:
      Pescara
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      54.8km
      Start location:
      Gabicce Mare
      End location:
      Saltara (ITT)
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      170km
      Start location:
      Sansepolcro
      End location:
      Firenze
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      167km
      Start location:
      Cordenons
      End location:
      Montasio
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      182km
      Start location:
      Tarvisio
      End location:
      Vajont (Erto e Casso)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      134km
      Start location:
      Longarone
      End location:
      Treviso
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      254km
      Start location:
      Busseto
      End location:
      Cherasco
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Cervere
      End location:
      Bardonecchia
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      149km
      Start location:
      Cesana Torinese
      End location:
      Col du Galibier
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      238km
      Start location:
      Valloire
      End location:
      Ivrea
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      214km
      Start location:
      Caravaggio
      End location:
      Vicenza
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      20.6km
      Start location:
      Mori
      End location:
      Polsa (ITT)
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      139km
      Start location:
      Ponte di Legno
      End location:
      Val Martello
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Silandro
      End location:
      Tre Cime di Lavaredo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      Riese Pio X
      End location:
      Brescia
  • Race history

May 18, Stage 14: Cervere - Bardonecchia 168km

Giro d'Italia: Stage 14 preview

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 20, 2013, 14:17,
Updated:
May 1, 2013, 16:59

Stage 14 map and profile

Stage 14: Cervere – Bardonecchia (Jafferau)
Distance: 168km
Highest point: 2,035m
Category: High mountains


UPWARD TRAJECTORY
A genuine Alpine behemoth worthy of any Giro. Hostilities begin on the interminable drag up the mighty Sestriere, first disastrously attempted in 1914 (they had 16kg bikes with no gears), then to Jafferau. This was the scene of Josè Manuel Fuente’s long distance attack/implosion at the 1972 Giro. By today’s standards, the Jafferau isn’t very long or very steep, at 7km and 9 percent. It’s still Jafferau, however, on the second Saturday of the Giro. It’s also the first day in the Alps proper so come what may, this will be an absolute belter.

Stefano Zanatta says: "Sestriere is basically a very long drag so while you won’t see much happen on it, its effects will be felt on the climb to Bardonecchia. There’s a long way to go, so it’s possible they will neutralise one another until the final few kilometres. Then again, if one of the GC group is under par, the rest may well inflict some damage. If you’re losing time on this stage, though, you’re probably going to have a rough time in the Dolomites."

Stage 14 map

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 Map</p>

Stage 14 profile

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 Profile</p>

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