Friday 21 May - The 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia runs on the flat from Ravenna to Verona. The route adds up to 198 kilometres.
The Giro visited Ravenna two years ago, also to start. The race went to Modena on a route that’s as flat as the one to Verona. Démare tool the spoils, while the last finish in Ravenna dates back to 2011, when Mark Cavendish sprinted to triumph.
It has also been two years since the Giro d’Italia last visited Verona. It was the final stage, an ITT, and Richard Carapaz celebrated the overall victory in the Verona Arena, while Chad Haga won the stage.
Doubtless, it will be a sprinter who celebrates in the ‘city of love’ this time. The route is as flat as can be.
The second intermediate sprint comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds, while time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds are awarded to the first three riders on the line.
The 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia starts at 12.25 and the race is expected to finish around 17.15 – both are local times (CEST).