The 2019 Giro D’Italia Mountains Preview

Stage 13 will climb to the distant Lago Serrù part way up Colle del Nivolet

Let’s Rank the Mountains Ciao a tutti, benvenuti in montagne. Welcome to our 2019 Giro d’Italia Mountains Preview. I would not call it the toughest route I’ve ever seen. We’ll have to wait until Piemonte and stage 12 to see the first challenging climb ( Montoso ). But from here on there is lots of fun for mountain fans. Colle del Nivolet makes its Giro debut. It’s my favourite road climb in the entire Alps (although they won’t go all the way to the summit). The Valle d’Asota region will host a monster stage on climbs you probably don’t know. The legendary Passo Gavia is the Cima Coppi as the highest climb in the race (2618 metres). We’ll get to talk old Pantani stories with the ultra-steep Mortirolo making an appearance. And the final real stage of the race (stage 20) is an absolute monster in the Dolomites - woohoo! ...

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