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21 May 2016

Stage 14: from Alpago (Farra) to Corvara, 210 km

Stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia, 210km from Alpago (Farra) to Corvara (Alta Badia). This Queen Stage of the 99th Giro will cross no less than six Dolomites passes before the finish in Corvara, Alta Badia, in the middle of the UNESCO world heritage landscape.

The group, 174 riders strong, passed km 0 at 11.09.

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Alpago (Farra): Sunny, 20°C. Wind: weak – 5kmh.
Corvara (Alta Badia – approx. 17.10 – Finish): Sunny, 20°C. Wind: moderate – 18kmh.


  • Maglia Rosa (pink), General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Andrey Amador (Movistar Team)
  • 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)

1 – Andrey Amador (Movistar Team)
2 – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick-Step) at 26″
3 – Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) at 41″
4 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 43″
5 – Steven Kruijswijk (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) s.t.


Stage 14 – Alpago (Farra) – Corvara (Alta Badia) – 210km
Finish: Approx. 17.15
Race Headquarters: Tennis Corvara, Strada Burjé, 5

Over the last 150km of this Queen Stage across the Dolomites, there are six passes to be climbed, for a total rise and drop of 4,700m (out of 5,400m). The route runs across the Val Cordevole along well-surfaced roads, all the way to Arabba. Here, the route clears Passo Pordoi, followed by Passo Sella and Passo Gardena (with not even a single flat metre in between), and heads for the first pass over the finish line in Corvara (intermediate sprint).

The road then climbs up Passo Campolongo, Passo Giau (the harshest climb of the stage, with an average 9% gradient, and peaks of more than 10-12% over the first kilometres) and Passo Valparola, which leads to the final 5km. All climbs and descents feature many hairpins and a few narrow urban crossings.

Final kms
The last 5km run mostly uphill. The route clears Muro del Gatto (360m, with gradients ranging from 13 to 19%), and then drops down into the trunk road leading to Corvara, still climbing slightly (average slope: 2-3%). The last bend is 150m from the finish line and the home stretch, on a 6m wide asphalt road, has a mild uphill gradient.