Giro 2024:- Stage 14: Castigliano delle Stiviere – Desenzano del Garda, 31.2km (ITT) ***Spoilers***

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Stage 14: Castigliano delle Stiviere – Desenzano del Garda, 31.2km (ITT)

May 18th.

Start Time 12-20

This year's Giro includes two ITTs and the second one is a predominantly flat test between Castiglione delle Stiviere and Desenzano del Garda. The 31.2 kilometres route takes in an elevation gain of roughly 250 metres. The riders cross a few villages and a series of minor ups and downs. The road is almost constantly slightly downhill heading towards the shore of Lake Garda.

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final kilometres

The last kilometres are mostly straight with a couple of left-right bends about 300 m from the finish. The final straight is 200 m on asphalt, width 6 m.

Castiglione delle Stiviere

Castiglione delle Stiviere, home of San Luigi Gonzaga and the Red Cross, is a town immersed in the green scenery of the Morainic Hills, and the beating heart of a fascinating territory where nature, history and modernity co-exist in vibrant harmony.

Desenzano del Garda

Infinitely bright and radiant, Desenzano del Garda is located in a strategic position in terms of geography and infrastructure: in fact, it benefits from a well-tested and very active railway connection, which makes it a pivot for reaching nearby Milan, Brescia, Verona and Mantua. A highway exit at a 2-minute drive from the centre and the lakefront makes it even more accessible.


Cuisine

Luccio alla gardesana This simple fish dish combines cooked pike and an aromatic anchovy-based sauce. The dish hails from Verona and is especially popular around the areas surrounding Lake Garda. The fish is first cooked, typically in a broth flavored with onions, carrots, celery, and herbs.


Risotto Amarone


Risotto Amarone is a traditional Veronese dish made with two key ingredients – Vialone Nano rice and Amarone red wine. Besides those two, the risotto is made with onions, broth, olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper. Although there are just a few ingredients used in the dish, they are all of excellent quality.Before serving, it is recommended to let the risotto sit for a few minutes, and when served, it is typically topped with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.


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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,209

    I stayed in a hotel by the little harbour in that picture in 2004, when a friend and I were there for the World Championships, held in Verona. My main memory is being woken very early every morning by squabbling ducks.

  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,209

    I can also report that Risotto Amarone is excellent.

  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,850

    Amarone as a cooking wine?

  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,209

    I know. If a non-Italian did that, there'd be polemica.

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Ganna off the ramp

    "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: 17,654

    Ganna fastest 1st check

    "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: 17,654
    edited May 18

    Fastest 2nd ..minute faster

    "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
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,109

    Ganna smashes everyone

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Ganna 53.4 kph

    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,587

    Hope the big guy wins it this time

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  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,109

    Ganna averaged 460 watts for his 35 minutes effort.

    My best 460 watts is 70 seconds! 😁

    Mind you, I weigh 69 kg.

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Sheffield off on a corner ...going well too until then

    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,587
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Bardet slow off the ramp

    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,587

    Luke Rowe is good value on coms


    "Well the first thing I checked is that he took his gilet off"

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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Poor old possivio

    "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: 17,654

    O Conner doing a ride

    "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: 17,654

    Pog going like the clappers early on

    "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: 17,654

    Put it in a big gear g

    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,587

    Pog quicker than Ganna at first check by a couple of seconds. FFS

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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446

    Geraint looks laboured by comparison to Pog, guess it’s just gear choice. He always looks over-geared these days.

  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446

    Solid by Tiberi, doing his podium chances no harm.

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Pog is fading thank F**K

    "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: 17,654

    Lol

    "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
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446
    edited May 18

    Pog 10” down at CP2. O’Connor matches Tiberi

  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446

    Thomas provisional 3rd but loses time to Arensman. If Sheffield had stayed upright this would be an incredible stage for Ineos.

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Better by G

    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,587

    POg 10" down on Ganna at 2nd check

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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446

    Pog finishes second but gains at least 40” on the GC riders.

  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446

    Pog looks a bit knackered but not compared to O’Connor who forced me to change my PTP pick for tomorrow . I went for him 5 minutes before he finished but changed when I saw the state he was in!