Giro d'Italia today the nineteenth stage: the route and where to see it on TV
Longarone – The day of the real dolomitic big stage has arrived. Five hills, the Top couples at the bottom, on the final climb towards the Refuge Auronzoover 5000 meters of overall altitude difference for the Longarone-Three Peaks of Lavaredo183 km of immense cycling spectacle and more.
It starts immediately slightly uphill, but up to the flying finish of Caprile, placed after 65 km of racing, there will be only actions of men out of classification. There begins the ascent of Passo Campolongo, second category gpm (3.9 km at 7% with peaks of 11%). Immediately after a short descent towards Corvara and La Villa you will begin to climb towards the Step Valword (14.1 km at 5.6% with peaks of 12%), first category, followed in succession by the real moloch of the day, the Step giau (9.9 km at 9.3% with peaks of 15%). After the descent from Giau you will arrive at the finish line with bonuses of Curtain d'Ampezzofrom where you will immediately go back up towards the Step Three Crosses (second category gpm of 7.9 km at 7.2% with stretches at 12%), After the brow, located at -13.5 km, the descent will be very short and you will immediately start climbing again towards the last gpm, which will also be the arrival venue, as well as Cima Coppi of this edition of the pink race. The ascent is 7.2 km, but the hard sections are the initial one, with gradients of 18%, and the final one, with the last 4 kilometers constantly in double figures (the average is around 12%) and peaks still 18%. The Tre Cime are back after an absence of ten years: in 2013 Nibali arrived all alone under a plentiful, epic snowfall. We reach 2357, and this too could make a difference. It is the eighth time that the Giro has reached the Auronzo refuge: the first in 1967, with success for Felice Gimondi. There they won Merckx, Fuente, Breu, Herrera, Riccò and, indeed, Vincent Nibali.
Departure time: 11:35
TV and streaming: 10:50-14:00 RaiSport / 14:00-18:10 Rai2; 11:15-17:45 Eurosport 1 / Eurosport, Discovery+, GCN