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Stage 16: route change


The recent snowfalls on the Stelvio Pass, followed by the rise of the temperatures, are increasing the risk of avalanches. The Giro d’Italia organization, in order to safeguard the safety of the Carovana Rosa, has therefore decided to change the route of the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia, Livigno-Santa Cristina Val Gardena/St. Christina in Gröden (Monte Pana). The lenght of the stage will be 206 km.

The Cima Coppi, which was previously the Stelvio, now becomes the Giogo di Santa Maria/Umbrailpass at 2489 m.

The Route of Stage 16: Livigno - Santa Cristina Val Gardena/St. Christina in Gröden (Monte Pana)

This is a high mountain stage passing through the Adige and Eisack Valley; the route puts together a mountain section featuring Foscagno and Giogo di Santa Maria (Cima Coppi), a flat drag from Giorenza to just past Bolzano, and another mountain section featuring Passo Pinei and the finish in the Val Gardena, past Santa Cristina.

Final kilometres

Barring a short descent that leads from Santa Cristina to the bridge (2 km, the foot of the closing climb), the last 3 km point uphill. The average gradient is around 12%, with peaks reaching 16% in the first part with tight hairpins. The home straight (100 m) is on 6 m wide tarmac.

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