The last week of the 101st edition of the Giro will have some of the most beautiful and tough mountain roads in Piedmont and promises to be a grand finale for the conquest of the Maglia Rosa. Three uphill finishes will be unforgiving on the legs, but will forever crown the winners. The fans will be close up to the contenders and will create take home great memories of this race on the great climbs: Prato Nevoso, Bardonecchia and Cervinia
On Thursday, May 24th the first uphill arrival in the Western Alps; after crossing the Langhe, the runners will stop in Prato Nevoso in the province of Cuneo. Tonkov (1996) and Garzelli (2000) at the Giro, and Gerrans ( 2008 ) at the Tour de France have won on this great climb.
And the Cima Coppi? Also in Piedmont, the highest point of the Giro will be on the Colle delle Finestre at 2178 meters. The group will pass this point, breathing heavy, after having just finished the previous kilometres on white roads. Mark the date, Friday, May 25th, in red on the calendar, we have already done because we will be there.
The cyclists, with their remaining energy, will face a good 4500 meters in altitude to get to Cervinia. The stuff of real climbers!