Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 20 preview

Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 20
When: Saturday, May 26
Caldes/Val di Sole
To: Passo dello Stelvio
Length: 219km
Category: High mountains

The final road stage of the 2012 Giro offers the last opportunity for the climbers to make their mark ahead of Sunday’s final time trial in Milan.

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The race’s organiser has lined up a dramatic finale too – a mountain-top finish on the Stelvio, a 22.4 kilometre ascent at an average of 12 per cent. But before that, the riders have to riders tackle the equally legendary Mortirolo.

It’s not only the terrain that the riders will have to deal with. The weather on the high mountains can be unpredictable, and poor conditions could see the stage shortened at the last minute.

Even today’s result won’t settle the top order of the general classification for good. That will come tomorrow.

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