Brutal penultimate stage 20 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia leaked
Italian local media leaked details of stage 20 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia and if the rumours are true, it will be absolutely brutal!
Indications are that the stage begins in Saluzzo, and ends in the Ski Resort of Cervinia, a long 225 kilometers, in terribly hard terrain.
At the start of the stage is a reletively flat for 140 kilometers, befoire the stage turns into slaughter.
The first climb, the Colle Tzecore, 16.4 km long at an average gradient of 7.5%, up to 1,617 metres.
The peloton descends down to the same level to hit the second climb of the Col de Saint Pantaleon which is 16.4 km long at an average gradient of 7.4%, back up to 1,670 metres.
Immediately after there is a steep fast descent before the final mountain finish up to Cervinia, which is 15.2 km long, with an average slope of 5.7%.
The stage would feature in total around 48 kilometers of climbing!
Stage 20 is the penultimate stage of next year's Giro d'Italia and would fall on May 26th. If reports are true this could be the stage that decides the winner of the 2018 Giro d'Italia.
Cervinia is a Ski Resort in the north west of Italy on the border with Switzerland, not far from the famous Matterhorn mountain.
It is around 188 km, 2.5 hours drive away from Milan.