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  • Giro d'Italia

  • Flat ride

  • Start delayed: 1.30 pm

  • Finish around 4.30 pm

Giro d'Italia 6 minutes ago

It will be the first option: 1.30 pm start in Abbiategrasso.

Due to the relocated start, the stage will still have a length of 124 kilometers.

The race will restart from Abbiategrasso (MI), keeping active all the intermediate sprints from there on. La corsa ripartirà da Abbiategrasso (MI), mantenendo attivi tutti i traguardi volanti da lì in poi.



Avatar Author Giro d'Italia Moment of places 12: 42 - 23 October 2020

6 minutes ago

Giro d'Italia 34 minutes ago

We still haven't gotten much wiser.

Where and at what time do we see Kelderman in pink again?

According to Italian media, these appear to be the options:

  • 1.30 pm in Abbiategrasso

  • 2 pm in Como

Giro d'Italia one hour ago

The riders have indeed been on the bike for a while, but nothing is known about the new location and start time.

Considering the weather situation the race has been neutralized at Km 8. Will follow updates on the restart.La tappa, viste le condizioni atmosferiche, è stata neutralizzata al km 8. Seguiranno aggiornamenti per la precisa ripartenza della corsa.



Avatar Author Giro d'Italia Moment of places 11: 43 - October 23, 2020

Giro d'Italia one hour ago

Not all teams wanted to shorten the stage.

INEOS Grenadiers and BORA-hansgrohe would like to drive the full 250 kilometers, according to Italian media.

#Giro - According to Rai, Team INEOS-Grenadiers and Bora-Hansgrohe are between the teams that wanted to ride the full stage today.


Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 11:40 - 23 October 2020

Giro d'Italia one hour ago

There is still much uncertainty about the exact starting location.

#Giro - Rai reporting now that race will restart in Vigevano to reach the finish line in time (16.30), so about a 100 Km stage


Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 11: 26 - 23 October 2020

Giro d'Italia one hour ago

According to Italian media, Astana riders also complained about a bad connection to the hotel after yesterday's stage.

Because of this, and also because of the early start, they would have been able to sleep very few hours.

#Giro - Rai reporting now after talking with some Astana riders that protests were about timetables.

Long transfer after yesterday stage in the middle of the traffic (1h to pass Tirano) and early start today so few hours of sleep for the riders.


Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 11: 20 - 23 October 2020

an hour ago

Giro d'Italia2 hours ago

The riders are not on the bike, but by bus.

#Giro the race is definitely on.

Team buses are racing to pick up the riders and get to the real start around Como.

right call by the riders, but again, should have been discussed and decided last night.

Big mess here right now.

# Giro103 @Eurosport @gcntweet


Avatar Author Bernhard Eisel Moment of places 11:09 - 23 October 2020

Giro d'Italia2 hours ago

The riders are now on the bus, on their way to the new starting location: according to

La Gazetta dello Sport

 that is Como, near Milan.


❕After discussions ahead of the start, the decision has been made to shorten today's stage. The riders will go by bus closer to the finish and will then take on the 150km to Asti.

#AstanaProTeam #Giro


Avatar Author Astana Pro Team Moment of places 11: 06 - October 23, 2020

Giro d'Italia2 hours ago

According to

La Gazetta dello Sport

, the new course will be about 180 kilometers long.

In that case, the start will be in Como.

#Giro - Gazzetta reporting now that new stage will start from Como and will be 180 Km long


Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 11: 02 - 23 October 2020

Giro d'Italia2 hours ago

In addition to yesterday's tough ride and today's unnecessarily long ride, the harsh weather conditions are also reason to shorten the course.

According to reports from Italy, the riders are afraid that they will weaken their immune systems even more during such a long day in the pouring rain.

In todays #GiroRiders are refusing to race because its too wet, cold and the stage is too long.

Middle Age hits you hard.


Avatar Author Derek Goulding Moment of places 10:55 - 23 October 2020

Giro d'Italia2 hours ago

The last minute decision causes a lot of chaos, also for the riders.


This is predictably chaotic ... #Giro


Avatar Author Daniel Ostanek Moment of places 10:55 - 23 October 2020

2 hours ago

Giro d'Italia2 hours ago

The idea to shorten the longest stage of this round comes from the riders themselves, who protested with the help of cycling union CPA.

It was only just before the start that it was actually decided to shorten the ride.

With the CPA Union the riders protested to have stage 19 shortened and the #Giro organizer agreed which was met to a loud round of applause before the start in Morbegno.

It was due to be the longest stage but rain in cold weather dampened and everyone's spirits.

more on @flobikes


Avatar Author Gregor Brown Moment of Places 10:50 - 23 October 2020

Giro d'Italia2 hours ago

Giro stage shortened by 100 kilometers after riders protests

The start of today's Giro stage is a long time coming and now we know why.

After a protest from the riders, the organization decides to shorten the ride.

The riders do not like to cover 250 kilometers in the rain after yesterday's grueling stage.

The plan is now to take the bus to Milan, where the riders will start the stage.

Giro d'Italia 3 hours ago

"It feels great to wear this pink jersey," said Wilco Kelderman prior to today's stage.

"It feels very special, the kit, the color ... It's beautiful. I can't show the full colors because of the rain, but I don't care. My dream to spin this jersey has already come true. . Whether it will be an exciting day today? None of the GC riders are interested in this stage. But it will be a long day with 250 kilometers and a lot of rain ahead. "

Giro d'Italia 3 hours ago

Retrospect: 'Plan without help for Kelderman in Giro worked out well afterwards'

Giro d'Italia 3 hours ago

The profile of today's 250 (!) Kilometer long Giro stage has virtually no vertical meters.

At 10.15 am the peloton - with Wilco Kelderman in the pink jersey - starts moving.

La etapa 19 del Giro de Italia 2020 será una jornada plana de nada más y nada menos que 253 kilómetros.

¿Será para la fuga o para sprinters?

Deja abajo tu favorito.

#Giro # Giro2020


Avatar Author Dany Pro Cycling Moment of places 10:00 - 23 October 2020

3 hours ago

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