Stage 16 – Rovetta – Bormio – 222km – total elevation 5,500m: This queen stage across the Alps will feature a double pass over the Stelvio. LIVE TV from 12.30 PM. Go to the stage
The Giro d’Italia at the start observed a minute of silence to honour tonight’s victims in Manchester and the death of Nicky Hayden and Julia Viellehner.
The Giro d’Italia can’t forget a great champion, a big friend and a great man who was set to take part in the Corsa Rosa for the twelfth time this year. Therefore, a tribute will be paid to him with one of the iconic climbs of this year’s race dedicated to him: the Mortirolo.
This climb is well known all over the world and universally respected by cyclists. In 2010, it was the springboard to Michele’s last stage victory at the Giro d’Italia, at Aprica, ahead of Ivan Basso and Vincenzo Nibali.
Tomorrow the King of the Mountains points awarded to the riders who passes the Mortirolo will be doubled compare to what was originally planned in the race regulations. The first rider will also be honoured on stage on the final podium of the Giro in Milan.
1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
2 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) a 2’41”
3 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) a 3’21”