Alchemic scenarios today for the Giro-E, which regains momentum after the second day of rest and rediscovers the important mountains
A four-star stage of this electric Giro, the third and last. Only 56.7 kilometres, but 1200 metres of positive height gain, which translate or reduce (but it’s reductive to say so) into a single climb, the one that leads to Sega di Ala, the arrival point of the stage that started in Trento, directly on the Giro route.
This finish is a first for the Corsa Rosa and comes after a final ascent of around 11 kilometres, a thousand metres of positive elevation gain (1,098 metres to be precise) and never a chance to breathe. The first 9.5 kilometres of the climb are practically always above 10 per cent, with prolonged peaks of around 15 per cent and a maximum gradient of almost 18 per cent. High mountains. And blessed be the bicycle engines.