Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 10 preview

Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 10
Tuesday, May 15
To: Assisi
Length: 186km
Category: Medium mountains

The undulating terrain on stage 10 is going to set up a tiring day for the riders as the 2012 Giro hits the half-way point.

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There are hills aplenty throughout the 186km, but it’s the final five kilometres that will provide the fireworks. Just about everything will be thrown at the riders before they hit the finish line in Assisi: tight corners, a steep 15 per cent gradient and even a short stretch of cobbles.

This is attackers territory. Any escape group will be likely be whittled down to just the few strongest men at this point, and the overall contenders will be keeping a sharp eye on each other up the short final climbs.

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