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.
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.
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.
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.