Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia, 196km from Molveno to Cassano d’Adda, the penultimate stage destined to the fastest wheels of the peloton.
The group, 162 riders strong, passed km 0 at 12.34. Did not start: dossard nr 146, Mezgec.
Molveno: Light cloud. Wind: NW 8-11km/h.13-14°C
Cassano d’Adda (Finish): Light cloud. Wind: W 9-12km/h. 24-26°C
Finish: Approx. 17.15
Race Headquarters: Villa Borromeo, via Vittorio Veneto, 58
The first half of the stage is wavy, while the second half is perfectly flat. The route rolls along moderate undulations all the way up to km 120 (Brescia), where the road eventually levels out. There are a few tunnels in the first part. In the flat sector, the roads are relatively wide and straight, with just a few more curvy stretches. Roundabouts, speed bumps and traffic dividers are the main obstacles typically found in urban areas.
The final 5km are perfectly flat, with two mild bends and one (last) turn 600m before the finish, on 7m wide asphalt road. Roundabouts, speed bumps and traffic islands are the main obstacles, throughout the stage course.