Giro 2022 - Stage 21: Verona – Verona 17.4 km ITT ***Spoilers***

blazing_saddles
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Stage 21: Verona – Verona 17.4 km ITT
Sunday, May 29th, 12:55 BST

An individual time trial on the Torricelle Circuit (the same as in the World Championships), covered counter-clockwise. The first part is on broad, straight boulevards, followed by an ascent sloping for 4.5 km at 5% in a series of steps, on narrower roadway. Split time is taken past the Torricella Massimiliana summit. The route then descends for 4 km, still on wide and straight roads.



It features the last GPM of the Giro, Torricelle (GPM4, 4.6 km at 5.1%) All in, there are only 8 km of this are flat, so more designed with the GC in mind, rather than offering any specialists a nailed on opportunity for a late stage win (although they can still feature)



Final kms

The last 3 km along the city streets, with some sharp bends, lead all the way to the finish in Piazza Bra and the Verona Arena.
The final kilometres are on broad, straight urban avenues. The final time is taken in Piazza Bra, before entering the Arena. The home straight is 150 m long, on 6.5 m wide asphalt road.





What to Expect.

As the distance is only 17kms, the gaps between the contenders should be small. However, that is not to say they will be insignificant.

Favourites 21st stage 2022 Giro d’Italia

***** No standout favourite
**** Edoardo Affini, Matteo Sobrero
*** Jos van Emden, Mauro Schmid, Tobias Ludvigsson
** Matthias Brändle, Ben Tullett, Mathieu van der Poel
* Wilco Kelderman, Lennard Kämna, Thymen Arensman, Thomas De Gendt, Tobias Foss

Verona

Verona is a city on the Adige River in Veneto, Italy, with 258,031 inhabitants. It is the largest city municipality in the region and the second largest in northeast Italy. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy because of its artistic heritage. Two of William Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet (which also features Romeo's visit to Mantua) and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.



It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities. Dante Alighieri, who lived many years of his life in exile in the Scaliger city as a guest of the Cangrande family and Paolo Caliari, called the Veronese, great painter of the Renaissance period. In November 2000 the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.





Speciality food

Verona has a rich food culture, heritage of its thousand-year old local agriculture and plenty of DOP raw materials. The most typical main dishes of the city are: pasta e fasoi, bigoli con le sarde,
gnocchi and nodini di Valeggio.

Bigoli con le sarde


Among the typical second courses it is worth mentioning: pastisada de caval and bollito with pearà.



Regarding the desserts, in addition to the famous pandoro, there are others which are typcal of the local cuisine: Nadalin, crostoli and the fritole of Carnival.




Drinks

Verona, rich of hills adorned with vineyards spreading from east to west, boasts a remarkable production of famous wines, which are exported all over the world.
Five are the DOCG labels: Amarone, Bardolino Superiore, Recioto della Valpolicella, Recioto Soave and Soave Superiore.
Among the 14 DOC wines it is worth mentioning: Bardolino, Bianco di Custoza, Valpolicella Ripasso, Soave and Lugana.













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  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,059
    Thanks for all the stage breakdowns. Much appreciated :) 👍
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    Thanks for the threads
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    edited May 2022
    "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,"

    I am using that quote to brag that I did GCSE English Literature, just like everyone else and Rob Hatch

    (A grade since you ask. I got a B in English Language which still rankles with me)
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  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,492
    Nice summary of Verona, I'd agree with pretty much all of that. Bizarrely the most popular tourist attraction in the town is Juliette's balcony. Given that it's a complete fabrication and there is so much else to see in the town the locals are somewhat bemused by this. But it's a beautiful town and well worth a visit, not that I'm biased.
  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Thanks Blazing. As ever your thread intros are fantastic
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  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,928
    What are the chances of Landa beating Carapaz for GC 2nd place today. If Carapaz hasn't collapsed after yesterday I'm presuming he should hold him off???
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • dabber said:

    What are the chances of Landa beating Carapaz for GC 2nd place today. If Carapaz hasn't collapsed after yesterday I'm presuming he should hold him off???

    I would think generally if both going for it.

    On the same course in 2019 Landa beat Carapaz by 15s. Carapaz was in an even stronger position than Hindley is today so could take it easy. Landa was fighting for the podium.
  • wakemalcolm
    wakemalcolm Posts: 714

    Mini Tour of Britain (doesn't come past my house)?

    Looks like Wales could do with a blue tablet if that's the case.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188


    Looks like Wales could do with a blue tablet if that's the case.

    Either that or the Gower peninsula is very excited
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    I must be bored today, I've switched on to watch the TT.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    None of the riders even look like they can be bothered. Not raining but the course is damp in places
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    Thanks for the threads

    Mini Tour of Britain (doesn't come past my house)?

    Oddly this route LITERALLY goes past the house I lived in when I worked in Verona.
    "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: 17,643
    No I lie ...but it does go past the end of my road
    "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: 26,750
    How many riders do you think will give it everything today? Maybe 20?
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    MvdP has attacked in the time trial
    "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: 17,643

    How many riders do you think will give it everything today? Maybe 20?

    Top 20-25 on GC maybe ... And the stage guys ... Which maybe more than you think .. another dozen ...emden...dowsett ...etc
    "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
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,653
    Those mediolanum advertising boards always make me think of that stuff that Sharapova was on. Had a similar name I think.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,059

    How many riders do you think will give it everything today? Maybe 20?

    Top 20-25 on GC maybe ... And the stage guys ... Which maybe more than you think .. another dozen ...emden...dowsett ...etc
    Judging by Dowsett's time, he really wasn't interested. Only 20 seconds quicker than Cav
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    JimD666 said:

    How many riders do you think will give it everything today? Maybe 20?

    Top 20-25 on GC maybe ... And the stage guys ... Which maybe more than you think .. another dozen ...emden...dowsett ...etc
    Judging by Dowsett's time, he really wasn't interested. Only 20 seconds quicker than Cav
    YMMV
    "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
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,895

    How many riders do you think will give it everything today? Maybe 20?

    Top 20-25 on GC maybe ... And the stage guys ... Which maybe more than you think .. another dozen ...emden...dowsett ...etc
    Buchman is in 7th. He would need to lose nearly 5 mins to lose his place, so he probably doesn't need to try much.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643

    How many riders do you think will give it everything today? Maybe 20?

    Top 20-25 on GC maybe ... And the stage guys ... Which maybe more than you think .. another dozen ...emden...dowsett ...etc
    Buchman is in 7th. He would need to lose nearly 5 mins to lose his place, so he probably doesn't need to try much.
    He would probably ride for the data
    "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
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    What time is the coronation lap/final battle for pink?
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    ddraver said:

    What time is the coronation lap/final battle for pink?

    Hindley off at 16:48
    "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: 17,643

    ddraver said:

    What time is the coronation lap/final battle for pink?

    Hindley off at 16:48
    That can't be right ...top 10 already ...next 30 mins or so
    "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
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    1648 CET

    ...lousy farmers
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • Carapaz 1'15 up on Landa at T1, so that's that then
  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Hindley just 1 second down to carapaz at time check
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  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Well done Hindley. Nice to see a different rider and team win a GT
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  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,086
    Chapeau Jai. Some very happy West Australians!