Professional riders Michael Barry of Sky Procycling and Dan Lloyd of Team IG-Sigma Sport rode stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia for this video preview.
Along the way, Barry and Lloyd give you an insight into what it takes to ride a mountains stage of the Giro, including tips to combat the cold, keeping energy levels up, descending skills and much more.
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The 186km stage from Falzes/Pfalzen to Cortina d’Ampezzo covers four spectacular mountain climbs in the snow-covered Dolomites, with a breathtaking descent to the finish in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
To watch the video clip, click on the ‘play’ button below. You can watch a high definition, full-screen version by clicking the ‘go full screen’ button in the bottom right of the video window.
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Stage 13: Cavendish makes it three
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Stage nine: Ventoso wins in Frosinone as Goss and Cavendish fall
Stage eight: Pozzovivo takes another Giro win
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