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22 May 2016

Stage 15: from Castelrotto to Alpe di Siusi

Stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia, 10.850km ITT from Castelrotto (Kastelruth) to Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm).

First rider: Jack Bobridge (Trek – Segafredo) – departs 13.30
Final rider: Steven Kruijswijk (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) – departs 16.46
Riders depart at one minute intervals until the final 15, who start at three minute intervals.

ITT Start Order 

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Castelrotto (Kastelruth – first rider departure): Sunny, 23°C. Wind: moderate – 14kmh.
Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm – last rider finish – approx. 17.15): Sunny, 14°C. Wind: moderate – 20kmh.


  • Maglia Rosa (pink), General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Steven Kruijswijk (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo)
  • Maglia Rossa (red), Sprint Classification, sponsored by Algida – Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek – Segafredo)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), Mountains Classification, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Damiano Cunego (Nippo – Vini Fantini)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider Classification, sponsored by Eurospin – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick-Step)


The stage is an uphill Individual Time Trial. After a first false-flat drag (1,800m), the route climbs steadily over the next 9km, with an average 8.3% gradient. The road is wide and well paved. Straight stretches alternate with hairpins that feature a high bend radius. Split time is taken at km 4.4.

Final kms

The final kilometres run entirely uphill, with constant slopes (an average gradient of 8%, and a maximum gradient of 11%), and on wide, well-paved roads. The route takes in a series of hairpins in the stage finale. The finish line lies at the end of a 180m long, 6m wide asphalt home straight.