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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 24, Stage 19: Ponte di Legno - Val Martello 139km

Giro d'Italia: Stage 19 preview

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 22, 2013, 02:13,
Updated:
May 1, 2013, 17:10

Stage 19 map and profile

Stage 19: Ponte di Legno – Val Martello
Distance: 139km
Highest point: 2,758km
Category: High mountain


PUSHING BACK BOUNDARIES
Of course, most club riders could easily ride 139 kilometres on a Friday morning. Throw in 4,300 metres of accrued climbing and the world’s best cyclists and it's quite another story. It’s difficult to imagine a more horrendous start than the Gavia, even more so with most of a Grand Tour in the legs. That’s what awaits here, though, with the Passo dello Stelvio to follow. The final 22 kilometres to Val Martello will finish off many riders. This will be the stuff of Giro legend. Unthinkably hard, unthinkably good.

Stefano Zanatta says: "Whoever wins this Giro will be a champion and we will see that today. Everyone will have a tactical plan but, of course, whether or not it's effective will be determined by their physical condition. At this level they don't tend to collapse psychologically but, by the same token, if you're not at your best here, you will lose the Giro d'Italia. Not much else to say really; it's what Grand Tour cycling is all about and it pretty much speaks for itself..."

Stage 19 map

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 19 Map</p>

Stage 19 profile

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 19 Profile</p>

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starrman28 More than 1 year ago
4,330m of climbing in 139Km..wow.
mandeep gulati More than 1 year ago
I hope Cav makes it through... ;~)