Stage 21 of Giro d’Italia, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, and running from 4 to 27 May. The 115km stage from Roma to Roma is the final showdown of the Corsa Rosa, ending at the Imperial Forums in the Eternal City of Rome.
The peloton, 150 riders strong, passed km 0 at 16:07. Did not start dossard nr 81 Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ).
The commissaires panel, in accordance with the race direction, decided to neutralize the times after three laps being covered. Time bonuses are cancelled for Stage 21. Points will be awarded as planned.
Rome (15:55 – Start): partly cloudy, 28°C. Wind: moderate – NNW 11km/h.
Rome (18:45 – Finish): partly cloudy, 27°C. Wind: weak – NNW 8km/h.
POINTS AND TIME BONUSES
During the stage, 13 seconds of time bonus are up for grabs in the individual overall classification by time and the final 90 points are available for the points classification.
1 – Chris Froome (Team Sky)
2 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 46″
3 – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) at 4’57”
4 – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) at 5’44”
5 – Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) at 8’03”
Stage 21 – Roma-Roma 115km – total elevation 400m
This is the final circuit stage at the heart of the capital. The riders will race 10 loops of an 11.5km circuit on the streets of Rome (wide, with some traffic dividers). Short climbs and descents are interspersed with long straight sections, connected by sometimes tricky bends. The road surface is mostly tarmac, with some stretches over cobblestones (“sanpietrini”).
The route is essentially flat and the roads are wide and straight, with wide bends in the final 3km. The home straight is 700m long, the road is 8m wide and paved with “sanpietrini”, climbing slightly.