Giro d’Italia Stage 10: Live upates, blog
Please join us for live blogging of stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia. Live coverage begins at 20.35pm AEST, with comments added to this post throughout the race.
This stage resembles one of the classics. The course rolls for 186 miles from Civitavecchia inland toward Assisi, ending in a climb to the finish. The climb is only a category four, but pitches up to 15 percent in some parts, and I predict a selection will be made.
Getting to the climbs, however, is far from trivial, as the terrain is constantly rolling, and the fast pace may take toll on the weaker climbers.
If I had to pick a winner, I’d look at someone who would do well in a classic. Astana has a pair in Roman Kreuziger and Enrico Gasparotto, and if he’s feeling well, Taylor Phinney of BMC, former U23 Paris-Roubaix winner, could have a chance.
On the other hand, this is also a stage where I can picture a break succeeding. Just a hunch.
This is the type of terrain where the race leader Ryder Hesjedal should do well in, and I wouldn’t expect the lead to change hands unless something dramatic were to happen.
We’re approaching the midpoint in the Giro, and the top 10 places are separated by less than one minute. Someone has to make a move.
So will it be one of the classics champions or a rider from a breakaway that doesn’t get caught? Find out from 20.35pm AEST as we cover Stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia with live race updates and commentary.
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