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15 May 2018

Stage 10: - 50 km, Frapporti solo ahead - FOLLOW LIVE

The 244km stage from Penne to Gualdo Tadino is the longest of the race and very hilly.

Today’s stage will pass right next to where the Rigopiano’s tragedy occurred when an avalanche engulfed a luxury hotel killing 29 people on 18 January 2017.

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WEATHER
Penne (10:55 – Start): Cloudy, 16°C. Wind: weak – 9km/h SW.
Gualdo Tadino (17:15 – Finish): Variable, 13°C. Wind: moderate – 16km/h SW.
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)
2 – Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton – Scott) at 32″
3 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 38″

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott), worn by Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton – Scott)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team)

ROUTE
Stage 10 – Penne-Gualdo Tadino 244km – total elevation 3,000m
This is the longest stage of the Giro. It crosses the Apennines from the south to the north, following a tortuous route dotted with short, uncomplicated ascents, including three categorised climbs. The first one (almost 20km long) features a first-ever pass over one of the sides of the Gran Sasso. In the first sector, the roads are narrow and worn out at points; in the second part, the roads are wider and have a better surface. The route eventually levels out in the final section.

Final kilometres
The final kilometres are essentially straight, on a wide road, up to the 1,500m mark. Here, the route takes some 90-degree turns that lead into the home straight, 750m before the finish (just bending slightly until the 500m mark). The finish line sits on a 7.5m-wide asphalt road.

 

All the info about the stage here

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