Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 17 preview

Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 17
When: Wednesday, May 23
To: Cortina d’Ampezzo
Length: 186km
Category: High mountains

It’s a day in the Dolomites for the Giro, and what a day it is. Four monster climbs await the bunch on a day of serious ups and downs.

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Both climbing and descending skills will be tested to the limit on the twisting roads to Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The one saving grace to the GC men is that the final mountain of Passo Giau peaks well before the stage finish, giving a small chance for daring descenders to catch any escapees before the line.

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