Matt White: There are some bloody tough days at the 2019 Giro d'Italia

Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White at the team presentation

On the back of Wednesday's 2019 Giro d'Italia route announcement, when five summit finishes and three individual time trials were revealed for the Italian Grand Tour taking place in May, Mitchelton-Scott head sports director Matt White has weighed in with his thoughts on next year's parcours. “It’s a pretty soft first 10 days," White pointed out on his team's website. "There's actually no tough climbing until the second half of the race, which is not normal for the Giro. Usually they throw in a surprise or two to shake the applecart as early as stage two or three." However, two of the three individual time trials come in those opening 10 days, and it's a discipline that doesn't particularly suit the team's leaders, Simon Yates , Adam Yates and Esteban Chaves . "There's almost 60 kilometres of time trialling, but the time trials are really well balanced," said White. "That's ...

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