Richard Carapaz on the 16th stage of Giro d’Italia on May 24, 2022. Photo: EFE

Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz will defend the leadership of Giro d’Italia on the 17th stage between Ponte de Legno and Lavron on May 25, 2022. The route will be 165 km long and reach an altitude of 3,740 m. This is another mountain stage.

The day will start with an explosive and end with 3 important ports, although it does not end on a high note.

In Giro’s general classification, Ecuador’s Richard Karapaz will be the leader and will therefore wear the pink jersey.

17 stages of gyro

A Mountain stage Which has two distinct parts. As soon as they leave the Lombard town of Ponte de Legno, Peloton will have to climb the Passo del Tonal without a goal of 8.6 km on an average slope to 6.3.

The first attempt will be compensated with a long descent of 70 km. After crossing the Rio Adis, the route enters a steep, demanding section, beginning with the ascent of the Giovo (3a, 5.9 km to 6.8). The next first-class difficulty, 30 km further from the top, is the Valico del Vetriolo (11.8 km at 7.7), which will be climbed by a new slope.

After a further 12 km landing, the pilot will take the road to Menador, with its hair pin bends and tunnels resembling wartime stone-cut roads.

The climb ends at the top of Monterover (1.8 km at 9.8 percent). After 6 undulating kilometers, not easy at all, the finish line is waiting in Laverne.

Departures are scheduled for 12:40 pm and 5:13 pm

Ecuador and General

Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz will come down to defend the pink jersey, 3 seconds ahead of Australian Jay Hindle (Bora Hansgrohe) and 44 seconds ahead of Portuguese Joao Almeida (UAE). Spanish Mikel Landa is fourth with a time of 59 seconds.

Karapaj He is the leader of the race with 68:49:06 hours.

Jonathan Norvez, Among the Ineos Grenadiers, it’s 39 at 1:38:28 hours.

Alexander Sepeda, Drone Hopper – Androni Geocatoli, 3:50:32 at 116 hours.

Jonathan CassedoFrom EF Education-EasyPost, tested positive for Covid and did not make it to stage 16.

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