Giro 2022 - Stage 10: Pescara – Jesi 196 km ***Spoilers***

blazing_saddles
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Stage 10: Pescara – Jesi 196 km
Tuesday, May 17th, 11:20 BST

The stage is clearly divided into two parts. It begins pan-flat along the Statale Adriatica, in the Marche region. What follows is a long section of rolling terrain, with a succession of mild and steep ascents or even ‘walls’, (Recanati GPM4, 3.4 km at 6.9% features 500m at 13.8% in the middle) with no pause for recovery.



The course then takes in consecutive ascents to Civitanova Alta (up to Crocette di Montecosaro), Recanati, Filottrano, Santa Maria Nova and Monsano. Past Monsano, the finish will be just 9 km away. The second intermediate sprint in Filottrano, hometown of Michele Scarponi.
The last time that the Giro visited Pescara was in 2013, when Adam Hansen soloed to victory from the breakaway. It has been three years since Jesi saw the pro-peloton when, 2019, the Tirreno-Adriatico visited the town.



Recanati: GPM4, 3.4 km at 6.9%
With a max gradient of 18%.



Final kms
The route drops down quickly on wide roads into Jesi, with approximately 1,400 m to go. A right-hander leads into the home straight, on an average 2% incline. The finish line lies on tarmac.





What to expect:
The second half of this stage is probably too tough for the sprinters, although maybe the likes of Caleb Ewan could just hang in. However the likes of Mathieu van der Poel,Diego Ulissi and Biniam Girmay will be more heavily fancied.

Favourites 10th stage 2022 Giro d’Italia

***** Mathieu van der Poel, Biniam Girmay
**** Diego Ulissi, Magnus Cort
*** Caleb Ewan, Andrea Vendrame
** Simone Consonni, Vincenzo Albanese
* Arnaud Démare, Fernando Gaviria, Giacomo Nizzolo

Pescara

The first thing we invite you to do when you arrive in the city is to climb the Ponte del Mare, a light jewel placed where the Pescara river embraces the sea. It's oldest part has its roots in the foundations of the sixteenth-century fortress that presided over the river. In the background to the city are the Gran Sasso and the Majella.





Gastronomy

When it comes to the old and the new of food in Pescara, you are spoiled for choice. As a key Adriatic port city, it comes as no surprise that seafood figures prominently, while the surrounding areas supply a huge variety of cured meats, cheeses and other typical products.

Spaghetti Vongole


Jesi

Jesi (40,000 inhabitants) situated partly on a plain and partly on a hillock to the left of the Esino river, half way from the Adriatic Sea and the Marche Apennines. Jesi is the most important city in the river Esino valley, embracing about 20 hamlets. UNESCO has defined it as an ‘exemplar city’ thanks to the exceptional preservation of its oldest structures.





Gastronomy

The flagship pasta dish is a regional version of baked lasagne, the vincisgrassi. Once called “princisgras”, it is made from a 1784 recipe by renowned, Macerata-born chef, Antonio Nebbia.



Other regional favourites are the coniglio in potacchio, roast rabbit seasoned with garlic, sage and rosemary, and the oca arrostita, roast goose, traditionally eaten at harvest time.



Beverages

But in this land of ours, art also manifests itself in that succulent nectar, straw yellow in color, known as the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.









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Comments

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,468
    Noone is going to chase a break ?
    "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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519
    This is the Monsano climb that is 8.5km from the finish:


  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,044
    Monsano must be good for a MSR type attack, plus the riders should have a bit in the legs after the rest day. Anyone using a dropper would be a prime suspect for attacking. You'd need a good 20-30 seconds going over the top I would think.
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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Pescara is lovely - fantastic town, food, beach and people, utterly wonderful riding all around. Home of IronMan Italia for a bit. Also 1Euro pizza man is there so that's a winner.

    Fly in straight in on EasyJet and have a mega holiday.

    V recommended.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,922
    edited May 2022
    In case anyone was in any doubt about how great the weather is....



    The weather looks to be getting hotter throughout the week and little sign of any rain into next week.


    The flag is dropped and immediately it looks as if more teams are sniffing the breakaway.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,082
    Must be annoying when you are giving your all to attack and you look over your shoulder to see the peloton keeping pace whilst more or less freewheeling like the one guy trying to bridge a few minutes ago.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,468
    Ambitious by lotto
    "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
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,170

    Ambitious by lotto

    They need a good Giro as it is a real mess behind the scenes.

    https://www.velonews.com/news/road/senior-lotto-soudal-manager-quits-tim-wellens-wants-to-leave/
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519
    :D

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,468
    Ambitious by lotto

    Ambitious by lotto

    They need a good Giro as it is a real mess behind the scenes.

    https://www.velonews.com/news/road/senior-lotto-soudal-manager-quits-tim-wellens-wants-to-leave/
    Thanks., Not clear exactly what's going on there. TdG stage ain't bad what's the relegation battle looking like now? . Israel and bike exchange look more desperate I thought?
    "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: 17,468
    edited May 2022

    :D

    Tom steels energy ..very 1997
    "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
  • Ambitious by lotto

    Ambitious by lotto

    They need a good Giro as it is a real mess behind the scenes.

    https://www.velonews.com/news/road/senior-lotto-soudal-manager-quits-tim-wellens-wants-to-leave/
    Thanks., Not clear exactly what's going on there. TdG stage ain't bad what's the relegation battle looking like now? . Israel and bike exchange look more desperate I thought?


    Still a thousand points or so from safely even with some decent scoring recently compared to BEX

    https://lanternerouge.com.au/2022/05/09/lotto-starts-its-comeback-and-bikeexchange-prays-for-yates-relegation-battle/

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,468
    Trying to remember what Israel has done all season .
    "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: 17,468
    Still plugging that strain gauge
    "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: 17,468
    dear gcn please stop
    "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: 17,468
    Strain 9.6
    "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
  • dear gcn please stop

    Yep - adds absolutely nothing.

    And really not selling it as something I need either (which I'm guessing is the intention)
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,922

    :D

    Tom steels energy ..very 1997
    Mmm, yes. That was the example that came to mind.
    Robbie McEwen just talking about it. He is very surprised that no action was taken, but because there is a fixed penalty, they chose to sweep it under the carper.
    The fixed penalty being what happened to Tom Steels: booted off the race. I don't think he would have got away with it at Le Tour.

    Lopez is a very, very lucky boy.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,468
    edited May 2022
    GCN are pretty guilty for promoting expensive tech onto the cycling sport public .
    "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: 21,922
    Dan Lloyd brings up what happened to Michael Schär at the Ronde last season.
    The UCI really are a law unto themselves.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,994
    Lets be fair to the UCI. They've been accused of many things, consistency though has never been one of them
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,922
    Carapaz has been on the ground at some point
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,468
    Ouchie
    "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: 17,468
    Caleb... Finished ...he is going to pack
    "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: 17,468
    Caleb needs to get his head right
    "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: 17,468
    Stiff 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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519
    Someone wants to make that hard in the peloton, it's going to blow it apart.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,922
    This is a real grind
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,468
    Go on cav
    "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: 17,468
    Tough stage ... Riders going out the bike ..67 k.to go
    "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