Giro 2022 - Stage 2: Budapest – Budapest 9.2 km ITT ***Spoilers***

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Stage 2: Budapest – Budapest 9.2 km ITT

Saturday, May 7th, 13:00 BST

The 2nd stage of the 2022 Giro d'Italia is a 9.2 kilometres ITT in the streets of Budapest. The riders will start from Heroes’ Square and the route combines a tour of the city. They will face a short climb that will bring them to the finishing line in front of Matthias Church.



The riders head to the Danube and continue along the river. The route passes the Parliament and turns left to cross the river. After following the Danube, the riders turn right to climb to the old city on Castle Hill. The finish is at Szentháromság tér, or Holy Trinity Square.



Final Kms.
The final 1500 m run entirely uphill. Past the intermediate split, the route takes the climb leading to the castle, hitting the maximum gradient (14%) on flagstone. The route then continues at around 4%, taking in a few hairpins.





Technical Info:
A short ITT on wide and well-paved urban roads, from Pest to Buda. The route takes two U‑turns, the first one upward and the second one downward, when approaching and when leaving the river bank on the Parliament’s side.
The single intermediate time check comes late, at the base of the climb, at 7.3kms.

Favourites 2nd stage 2022 Giro d’Italia

This may well be a stage for the TT specialist, but also it's short enough to perhaps suit a puncheur who can turn in a decent, short effort against the clock.

***** Tom Dumoulin,
**** Jan Tratnik??? Matteo Sobrero
*** João Almeida, Magnus Cort Edoardo Affini
** Thymen Arensman, Alex Dowsett, Tobias Foss
* Josef Černý, Tobias Ludvigsson, Richie Porte

Szentháromság tér, or Holy Trinity Square.

This is the most significant square of the Buda Castle District. As far as its origin is concerned the Square cannot be considered old, since right until the end of the Turkish occupation (1686) a block of houses used to stand on the same site. The square as we know it today is very different from its original Baroque form.



Here stands the Old Town Hall of Buda, which lost its original function when Buda, Pest and Óbuda were united in 1873. In its cellar the Hungarian House of Wines awaits its guests with a full representation of Hungarian winemakers, and offers a pallette of services for visitors, such as wine tasting.



In the maze of aisles, you can find over 80 types of wine to sample. The most famous is Tokaij Aszu, ideal for a dessert wine.



Vargabéles: This rich dessert treat harks back to the Transylvania of the 1930s, where it was one of the signature offerings of Darvas restaurant in the city of Cluj (Kolozsvár). The dish became so renowned that Budapest-based Gundel restaurant would order same-day deliveries by air. The strudel-cake encloses fresh túró (cottage cheese) layered with thin noodles and a sweet and light and raisins-laced cream.








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Comments

  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,811
    Eurosport were talking up Van Der Poel's chances of not just retaining pick, but winning the stage.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,583
    Wet flagstones sounds a bit crashy
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    edited May 2022

    Wet flagstones sounds a bit crashy

    Seems as if wet flagstones may not factor.



    Sorry about the starting order size.



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  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,639
    Dry and warm in the city today.
    2020/2021/2022 Metric Century Challenge Winner
  • arnuf
    arnuf Posts: 98

    Eurosport were talking up Van Der Poel's chances of not just retaining pick, but winning the stage.

    I'd say it's more surprising that Dumoulin is considered the main favourite here.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,528
    Mvdp beat roglic in his last tt, so definitely a possibility.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,811
    arnuf said:

    Eurosport were talking up Van Der Poel's chances of not just retaining pick, but winning the stage.

    I'd say it's more surprising that Dumoulin is considered the main favourite here.
    Tony Martin was regarded as a favourite for virtually every prologue despite winning very few.
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,359
    I would have picked MvdP if rain was going to be on the menu.
    Wonder if the amount of corners doesn't still favour him. He absolutely railed the corners in the Tour TT that Pogacar won despite taking corners carefully himself.
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    Terrific crowds along the course. More like the Tour during everybody's holidays.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    Currently the finishing podium is separated by just 0.17 of a second.....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,583
    Good course
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,005
    Van Emden take the hot seat by just over 3 seconds
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,005
    Affini goes even quicker. 9 seconds up
  • red.rider
    red.rider Posts: 1,106
    Affini immediately dethrones Van Emden by 9s
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,005
    edited May 2022
    Kamna goes fastest. 2 seconds faster than Affini
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    Arensman less than half a second down at the finish.
    Took back 7 seconds on the climb.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,583
    Kamna is a surprise..guy is going well
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    Big names coming thick and fast now, as Sobrero becomes the new leader.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,005
    Sobrero takes 5 seconds from Kamna.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,583
    Yates will do a time relative to other GC guys I think
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    Foss passes Sosa. :#
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,005
    And Eurosport's audio goes wandering off again. Briefly at least this time :)
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,583
    Workmanlike from Porte
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    The split is fascinating as it shows who is fast up the climb.
    For instance, Porte did the climb 4 seconds faster than Foss.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,583
    Tom rolling on up that climb
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    Dumoulin now fastest at the bottom....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,583
    Sub 12 for tom
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,583
    YATES!
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,945
    Dumoulin's lead didn't last long.
    Yates 5 seconds better.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.