Giro stage 18: devilish triptych opens with uphill finish in Val di Zoldo, pink jersey is birthday | Giro d’Italia 2023

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Giro d’Italia: Rit 18

road race Road racedistance 161 km
location 12:30: Oderzo – 5.15 pm: Val di Zoldo



After the snack for the sprinters, the triptych of truth begins today. The arrival is uphill in Val di Zoldo. Another chance for the favorites to harass each other again. Take the mountain drive from 12:30 PM.

  1. Thomas celebrates 37th birthday in pink sweater. It will be a special day for Geraint Thomas. The leader celebrates his 37th birthday. “With some mountains in the Giro”, the Welshman laughs. . 10 am 06.
  2. 07h36. 5 cols, two stage final. La Crosetta is a 1st category climb (11.6 km at 7.1%) with the summit after 40 km. 28 km away is the Pieve di Cadore (7.3 km at 4.8%), a 4th category mountain. The final is spectacular. We arrive on top of Forcella Cibiana (1st cat., 9.6 km at 7.8%) at 26 km from the finish. Then it’s 12 km downhill and the two-stage rocket to the finish begins. Because they are not too long climbs, they are of 2nd category. But the Coi is with 5.7 km of climbing at 9.7% with pieces up to 19% more than brutal. The riders can take a break during a 2 km descent to then blast to the ski resort of Val di Zoldo on the Refugio Palafavera (2.7 km at 6.4%). After 161 km there is the line. .
  3. 25-05-2023.
  4. 20h03. Arrival uphill. The diabolical triptych in the Dolomites opens with a mountain stage with 5 cols to Val di Zoldo. Circle the penultimate climb in particular with red, because that is a pimple that will cause the lactic acid to bubble up in the cyclist’s legs. 5.7km scramble at an average of 9.7%, with a splash of up to 19%, that’s the Coi. On the short final climb to the ski resort of Val di Zoldo, not the biggest differences will be noted. Many riders will then already have their thoughts on the queen stage the following day to Tre Cime di Lavaredo. .
  5. 20 hours .

2023-05-25 08:06:24
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