Riding The Giro's Punishing First Stage

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Sprint To The Basilica: Riding The Giro's Punishing First Stage

Mar 12, 2020

The 2019 Giro d’Italia starts with a short but challenging 8.2km time trial. Stage one finishes at the summit of the Basilica di San Luca finishes, a 1.2km climb with pitches as steep as 19 percent in gradient.

We rode the course to see what the racers will experience during the first stage of the Giro, and learned about the religious significance of the 4km long portico (with 666 arches) that parallels the race route.

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