Giro 2024:- Stage 19: Mortegliano – Sappada, 157.0k​m ***Spoilers***

blazing_saddles
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Stage 19: Mortegliano – Sappada, 157.0km​

May 24th

Start Time 12-10BST.

The first half of the Giro's 19th stage is predominatly flat, while the second half is mountainous, without becoming extremely hard. The race between Mortegliano to Sappada is 157 kilometres long.

The stage begins by riding up the Tagliamento Valley, heading north and crossing the towns of San Daniele del Friuli, Forgaria nel Friuli and Peonis. After Tolmezzo, the succession of climbs leading to the finish line begins: Passo Duron, Sella Valcalda and Cima Sappada, where a short descent leads to the finish line. The roads have narrow carriageways and numerous bends.

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At about 5 km to go, the riders enter the Sappada cycle path, with a slightly narrower carriageway. At 2 km from the finish line, a right-hand turn leads onto the final climb (up to 10%) until entering the town centre, where the gradient continues at around 5%. In the last km the road descends for a few hundred metres to the final 400m straight.

Mortegliano

Mortegliano, just south of Udine and three quarters of an hour from the Adriatic beaches, is immersed in a rural landscape with roads lined with rows of trees. Located at the lower end of the high plain, it lies close to the line of resurgences (where groundwater re-emerges to create streams, irrigation ditches and rivers). Prosperous and hospitable, the town offers a broad range of services, arts, crafts and Local Cuisine.

Local Cusine

Agriculture is the main activity in this land and is dominated by maize (blave), wheat and barley. This is followed by other arable crops, apples, kiwis, fruit trees and plants, and vegetables. Vines are also present. Farmers make an excellent polenta flour from top-quality maize, appreciated for its aroma, colour, flavour and consistency. From there comes the so-called “Blave di Mortean“, a well-established patented project and brand name. Two dairy-cheese factories collect and process milk from the many local farms on a daily basis to produce Montasio cheese, ricotta, stracchino and mozzarella.



Sappada

Sappada is an enchanting mountain resort located at 1250 metres above sea level in north-western Friuli Venezia Giulia, on the border with Veneto. It is surrounded by the Dolomites and constitutes a tourist resort rich in history and culture, where many outdoor activities are available and within everyone’s reach.

Local Cusine

Sappada’s gastronomic offerings are a tribute to excellence: gourmet restaurants (including a Michelin-starred one), pizzerias, agritourisms and mountain lodges all offer typical mountain cuisine of the highest quality. Sappada’s globally recognised Local Cusine represents a very important appeal for tourists visiting our town. Many traditional local dishes are proposed and interpreted by the talent of our chefs.







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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654
    edited May 24

    Milan pre race . Fesses up for being out of position and apologies to his team

    "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: 26,851

    Israel PremierTech down to three riders. Schultz out.

    Cue Frigo desperately going for the break again.

  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,968

    Sounds like he won’t be alone, with half the peloton having the same idea.

    It’s going to be very fast with no climb to sort out potential breakaway candidates.

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Not a good giro for Israel

    "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

    Most teams have been active despite not winning . Politi and Bardiani very visible and not just soft breaks ...which have been rare

    "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

    There off.., no sign of alaphillipe

    "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

    Fluid

    "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

    8 man group with 16 secs ...lots of interest behind

    "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

    24 secs still active ..Milan marking riders trying to bridge

    "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

    Alpecin missed out

    "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

    18 secs ..alpecin pulling it back

    "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

    Alaphilppe Narvaéz etc try to.jump away on small hilltop village

    "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

    Sanchez with em

    "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

    Alaphillipe blasts past break with Narvaéz on his wheel

    "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

    Vendrame ... Narvaéz ..julian ....conci? Vendrame ...plapp trying to bridge

    "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 24

    A lot of ef helmets chasing

    "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

    Herman's not conci

    "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

    Peloton stressed

    "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

    Holy moly ....

    "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

    It's insanely 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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,851

    That is a solid break.

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654

    Peloton regroups shuts down .....no it doesn't

    "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

    Looks like the big guns have got away ..39 secs

    "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

    28 secs .., unrelenting

    "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

    52kph average

    "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

    Narvaéz has a quick off ...up fast and 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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,851

    Peloton seems spooked more than the break by the crashes, but it's not done yet.

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654
    "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

    Another crash same spot

    "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