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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 05, Stage 2: Ischia - Forio (TTT) 17.4km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 19, 2013, 18:44 BST,
Updated:
May 01, 2013, 17:24 BST

Stage 2 map and profile

Stage 2: Ischia – Forio
Distance: 17.4km
Highest point: 72m
Category: Team time trial


ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL
Ischia, with its 62,000 inhabitants, is the third most populous of the Italian islands behind Sicily and Sardinia. It was once popular with American writers, including Steinbeck and Capote, and this year it hosts the team time trial.

This one rolls inland from Ischia town, the opening three kilometres being a steady uphill drag. It then loops back round to hug the island’s northern coastline, before the traguardo in Forio. A heavyweight contest between Sky and Garmin? Maybe, maybe not. Seconds out…

Stefano Zanatta says:
"I don’t anticipate significant time gaps here because it’s too short. I think the top 10 will probably be covered by 30 seconds. There’s the wind, as ever, on these stages, and the fact that nobody will want to risk too much. I’d keep an eye on Orica-GreenEdge – as they don’t have a GC rider they will target this and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they leave with the pink jersey. Beyond that, this stage is really about building team morale."

Stage 2 map

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 Map</p>

Stage 2 profile

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 Profile</p>