‘Day of truth’ looms for GC riders in Giro d’Italia’s final mountain showdown

Stage 20's monster profile will be decisive in the destination of the general classification with one stage, a time trial remaining on stage 21 of the Giro d'Italia 2019

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The Giro d'Italia's "day of truth" looms for the general classification riders on Saturday, a 'tappone' or massive mountain stage through the Alps that finishes at Monte Avena.

It is the last day for the climbers to take an advantage on one another ahead of the time trial on Sunday, which favours only Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) in the classification battle.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.