After the 2018 Giro d’Italia‘s second rest day on Monday, the racing resumes on Tuesday, May 15, with stage 10.
The day starts from Penne with the second-category climb of Fomte della Creta, then heading north through the Apennines on a hilly route to Gualdo Tadino.
The final 20 kilometres of the 244-kilometre stage – the longest stage in the 2018 race – are relatively flat, giving the opportunity for the race to come back together should the peloton fragment.
Whether that then leads to a full-on bunch sprint, or a gallop from a reduced group remains to be seen.
British rider Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) goes into the stage as overall race leader, sitting 32 seconds ahead of team-mate Esteban Chaves. Defending 2017 Giro champion Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) is in third at 38 seconds.
The Giro continues with stage 11 on Wednesday, another hilly stage but this time terminating with a short, sharp climb to the finish line in Osimo that includes sections of 16 per cent gradient.
The 2018 Giro d’Italia concludes in Rome on Sunday, May 27.