When Sunday, May 15
Category Individual time trial
Impact on GC 5/5
The second of three time-trials at this Giro, today is the day that any specialists against the clock eyeing overall victory must capitalise on by putting minutes into their more lightweight climbing rivals.
Whereas stage one’s opener is relatively short and stage fifteen’s time-trial is up a mountain, this 40.5km course around the vineyards of Chianti is flat enough to force a substantial rift between pint-sized climbers and those who can fly along in an effective aero tuck.
Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) may have lost his race lead on the previous day’s stage to Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx-QuickStep), but the Dutchman is still favourite to win this ITT, possibly even moving back into the top order of the general classification.
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