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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
      Start location:
      Naples
      End 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 19, Stage 15: Cesana Torinese - Col du Galibier 149km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 20, 2013, 15:19 BST,
Updated:
May 01, 2013, 18:01 BST

Stage 15 map and profile

Stage 15: Cesana Torinese – Col du Galibier (Valloire)
Distance: 149km
Highest point: 2,642m
Category: High mountains


DAY OF RECKONING
Galibier is synonymous with the Tour in July, not the Giro in May. For all that, and for all that the vagaries of the weather might have a hand to play, we’re all pretty much familiar with the drill by now. Rolling out of Cesana, they’ll negotiate Mont Cenis first, then tackle the tough Col du Télégraphe. That taken care of, they’ll begin 18 of cycling’s most storied and most punishing kilometres up to 2,642m. By close of business, we may or may not know our winner but we’ll certainly have a decent idea of our podium.

Stefano Zanatta says: "It’s a short stage but for me that means riders will have to take the initiative on the first climb. As the peloton has a rest day after this I expect the racing to begin on Mont Cenis. Regardless, Galibier will be spectacular. The climbers need to start making inroads and know they only have a limited number of chances. It will have a big part to play in the outcome – you can easily lose three minutes here, and with them, the Giro itself."

Stage 15 map

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 Map</p>

Stage 15 profile

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 Profile</p>