BARCELONA, Nov 9 (.) –
The Giro d’Italia continues to reveal its stages for the 2022 edition and, this Tuesday, it was the turn for the stages that the organization described as ‘moves’, most of them of great difficulty and with significant ups and downs designed for explosive finishes, and with excursion to Slovenia included.
After launching the ‘Grande Partenza’ from Budapest (Hungary) and unveiling the flat stages designed for big sprints, the Giro has detailed this Tuesday the toughest medium-mountain stages that will be ‘leg-breakers’ depending on the pace of career tax. Among them there are several of four stars, out of five, of difficulty.
With more than 4,490 meters of positive elevation gain accumulated and 198 kilometers, the stage between Diamante and Potenza will pass through the mountains of Calabria and Lucania and will lead to the return to the Giro d’Italia of Monte Sirino, after 23 years of absence. A 1st category port that will be the most complicated of the stage.
As a classic, Naples will host the start and finish of a 149-kilometer stage that will be “short and intense.” After leaving the Neapolitan city, you will enter a 19-kilometer circuit between Bacoli and Monte di Procida for five laps and return to Naples for the final sprint.
Another of the ‘moved’ stages of the Giro will be the one that will depart from Pescara and arrive in Jesi after 194 kilometers. A flat stage at the beginning that will lead to an end of ups and downs with three levels of the 4th category of demanding ramps as a wall.
Parma and Genoa will be the start and finish of a stage of 186 kilometers and a half mountain that looks good for a breakout. The long but smooth and stretched Passo del Bocco marks the halfway point of a stage that includes, just over 20 kilometers from the finish, Monte Becco (2nd) to be able to make a difference on the day.
There will be more unevenness on the 154-kilometer stage between Santena and Torino, a stage that, although short, will have no respite, with five scoring passes and other uncategorized climbs that prevent practically one kilometer from being flat. He will ride Superga twice and Maddalena and Santa Brigida three times for a very intense finish in Turin.
The excursion in Slovenia of the Tadej Pogacar or Primoz Roglic will also mark part of the Giro 2022. It will be on the stage between Marano Lagunare and Santuario di Castelmonte, over 178 kilometers and with 3,230 meters of unevenness. A stage with “traps” and a high end and with an unprecedented port, the Slovenian Monte Kolovrat, with 10 kilometers at an average slope of almost 10 percent despite the fact that it includes a flat section.