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Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by emmea90 » 09/09/2019, 15:48

Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down
The final contest of the season will be about Giro d'Italia.

What we want you to do is to draw a Giro upside down, like it was in 2009 (but better than that s**t route)

The only constraints of Giro are the following
1. You are not allowed to do stages in last week in Liguria, Emilia-Romagna and the regions above
2. One stage of last week must have a finish in Calabria
3. Campania, Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Abruzzo must have at least stage finish in the race.
4. You are not allowed to start or go out of Italy
5. There should be at least 3 high mountain stages in last week

Deadline will be on Saturday October 12, when first rider passes the finish line on Giro di Lombardia
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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by nibali-sanbaronto » 26/09/2019, 1:08

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This is my Giro, from Trieste to Napoli. The main purpose of this route is to climb hard climbs during the entire Giro, well-distributed along the 3 weeks, highlighting that there are many possibilities to make very hard stages in all Italian regions. At the same time I tried to keep transfers between the stages as short and easy as possible, in opposition to some old Giro, sadly remembered for long and tiresome jurney: for this reason the islands are not included and Calabria is reached only in its northern part.
Quite as in the real 2019's Giro there are many high mountain stages (through long distance and many metres of ascent), balanced with many stages for sprinters and 60 kms of ITT.
Finally in this Giro I tried to extend the "tappone" concept on all Italian regions.

Stage 1
Trieste ITT

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A prologue to begin this Giro, with some easy climbs.

Stage 2
Trieste > Lignano Sabbiadoro

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An easy sprinter's stage with chance of hard wind along the seaside.

Stage 3
Trieste > Lignano Sabbiadoro

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As the previous stage, there are no obstacles... except the wind!

Stage 4
Treviso > Vicenza (Monte Berico)

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First hard stage of this Giro, composed by quite hard cimbs in his first part and easier ones in the last 35 kms. Finish on the short steep climb of Monte Berico.

Stage 5
Vicenza > Avio

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A medium mountain stage on the Pre-Alps with long (but not steep) climbs and an interesting downhill to the finish.

Stage 6
Rovereto > Lecco

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A hard sprinter stage, with the Coppa Agostoni circuit next to the finish, followed by 15 flat kms in wich sprinter's team can reorganize themselves.

Stage 7
Cantù > Chivasso

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Before the first mountains, another hard stage on short steep climbs. After 160 flat kms, the "Colle di Superga" will open the last 40 kms, full of climb and dangerous downhills.

Stage 8
San Maurizio Canavese > Borgo San Dalmazzo

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This is the only alpine stage of this Giro: for this reason it had to be an hard stage with some passages above 2000 metres. A very hard mountain stage with 2 big climbs - Sampeyre and Fauniera (even if it's climbed by the easier side) - followed by Madonna del Colletto.

Stage 9
Mondovì > Garessio 2000 ITT

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To end the first week, riders have to face off another very important stage: a 54 kms ITT with some quite hard climbs in the last 35 (uphill finish on Colla di Casotto)

Stage 10
Rapallo > Passo di Pradarena

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After the rest day, the race will have to face two stages on the Apennines. Almost 5000 metres of ascent through hard climbs. In particular will be decisive the last series of 4 climbs: Passo della Caprettana (4.4 km; 10%), Passo del Giogo (11.2 km; 7.2%), Passo di Pratizzano (8.5 km; 6.5%; 10 % on last 3 kms), Passo di Pradarena (16.8km; 5.4%; 3 kms section at 10% in the final).

Stage 11
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana > Firenzuola

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Crazy mountain stage with the very hard climb to San Pellegrino in Alpe in the first kms. There are no flat kms and the race could be very spectacular. Also here... almost 5000 metres of ascent.

Stage 12
Borgo San Lorenzo > Cattolica

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Finally two easier stages. Sprinters will hardly fail...

Stage 13
Fano > Tortoreto Lido

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A quite entirely flat stage.

Stage 14
Teramo > Blockhaus

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In the next two days Abruzzo will be the main character with two very hard stages. Here it seems we came back to the Alpes with long and regular climbs on high altitudes. Three main climbs: Vado di Sole - above Gran Sasso - (21.4 km; 6.1%), Valico di Cannatina (16.8 km; 6.1%; last 6 kms on gravel) and the uphill finish on Blockhaus (29,6 km; 6.5%; last 16 kms at 8.3%!)

Stage 15
Lanciano > Roccaraso (Aremogna)

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A long and quite impossible stage with many climbs in sequence. The last two climbs aren't really steep, but they are long and regular... after 240 km and the previous 6 GPM they will make big differences.

Stage 16
Isernia > Foggia

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After the second rest day the sprinters could be happy to find other two flat stages before the final mountain triptych...


Stage 17
Foggia > Lido di Metaponto

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Stage 18
Policoro > Piano di Novacco

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Another "tappone" centered on the climb to Colle Ruggio (near the more popular Colle del Dragone), of 17.4 kms at 7.5%, with 6 central kms at 10%.
From the top to the finish wll remain only 30 kms with the last two short (but steep) climbs.

Stage 19
Castrovillari > Monte Sirino

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A "soft" mountain stage with easier climbs. There's space to make big difference with some surprising attack. Probably the last climb to Monte Sirino (the hardest one) will be decisive.

Stage 20
Lagonegro > Valico del Figliolo

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The last mountain stage, quite short. Two very important climbs will decide this Giro's winner: Valico Croce di Pruno (11.4 km; 7%; 6 central kms at 11%) and the uphill finish to Valico del Figliolo (8.1 km; 8.1%; first 6 at 10.5%).

Stage 21
Salerno > Napoli

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The last stage will be for sprinters (for the ones who will remain after so many mountains!), through Naples city center. Finish in the wonderful Piazza del Plebiscito, with a last uphill section of 600 metres.
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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by benoît.guillot » 26/09/2019, 8:33

improb wrote:
25/09/2019, 15:48
benoît.guillot wrote:
23/09/2019, 16:24
Battaglia per la maglia rosa
Fight for the pink jersey
Italia is a marvelous country, blessed by some magnificent moutains that cross the country. Il Giro knows very well Alps but the idea of this Giro is to take riders along to the south and discover new way to fight each other and take the pink jersey back to Roma. After the big start in Milano, this very difficult race will take place all over Italy.
I wanna point out one thing. The stage to La Riposa goes through the Colle degli Astesiani, which is an impracticable road on road bikes. Heck, it's even hard for mtb. You may want to change that. Otherwise, good job!
Thanks for the tip ! The track has been updated ;-)

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by kanon16 » 26/09/2019, 15:14

improb wrote:
25/09/2019, 15:48
benoît.guillot wrote:
23/09/2019, 16:24
Battaglia per la maglia rosa
Fight for the pink jersey
Italia is a marvelous country, blessed by some magnificent moutains that cross the country. Il Giro knows very well Alps but the idea of this Giro is to take riders along to the south and discover new way to fight each other and take the pink jersey back to Roma. After the big start in Milano, this very difficult race will take place all over Italy.
I wanna point out one thing. The stage to La Riposa goes through the Colle degli Astesiani, which is an impracticable road on road bikes. Heck, it's even hard for mtb. You may want to change that. Otherwise, good job!
Also in the Bormio stage, the road from Giogo della Bala to Passo Crocedomini is a dirt one (I've done this summer :mrgreen: ), impracticable in a cycling race.
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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by benoît.guillot » 27/09/2019, 9:16

kanon16 wrote:
26/09/2019, 15:14
improb wrote:
25/09/2019, 15:48
benoît.guillot wrote:
23/09/2019, 16:24
Battaglia per la maglia rosa
Fight for the pink jersey
Italia is a marvelous country, blessed by some magnificent moutains that cross the country. Il Giro knows very well Alps but the idea of this Giro is to take riders along to the south and discover new way to fight each other and take the pink jersey back to Roma. After the big start in Milano, this very difficult race will take place all over Italy.
I wanna point out one thing. The stage to La Riposa goes through the Colle degli Astesiani, which is an impracticable road on road bikes. Heck, it's even hard for mtb. You may want to change that. Otherwise, good job!
Also in the Bormio stage, the road from Giogo della Bala to Passo Crocedomini is a dirt one (I've done this summer :mrgreen: ), impracticable in a cycling race.
:augh:
My god, how hard it is to find a decent road in Italy =D

Track also update, I hope i will win this one with those efforts :asd:

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by nibali-sanbaronto » 27/09/2019, 11:05

benoît.guillot wrote:
27/09/2019, 9:16
kanon16 wrote:
26/09/2019, 15:14
improb wrote:
25/09/2019, 15:48


I wanna point out one thing. The stage to La Riposa goes through the Colle degli Astesiani, which is an impracticable road on road bikes. Heck, it's even hard for mtb. You may want to change that. Otherwise, good job!
Also in the Bormio stage, the road from Giogo della Bala to Passo Crocedomini is a dirt one (I've done this summer :mrgreen: ), impracticable in a cycling race.
:augh:
My god, how hard it is to find a decent road in Italy =D

Track also update, I hope i will win this one with those efforts :asd:
I'm sorry to point out another problem :mrgreen: .
In stage 18, Monte Li Foj and Monte Casolare are impracticable... I suggest you tu use Google Street View when you are looking for new unknown climbs :blink:

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by ellvey » 28/09/2019, 0:11

Hello! So here's my Giro

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-Grande Partenza in Friuli with 3 stages in this region
-Cima Coppi: Blockhaus (2056m)
-Montagna Pantani: Monte Galliciano
-Queen Stage: Stage 17 (Policoro-Viggianello)
-Key Climbs: Valico di San Pellegrino in Alpe (stage 8), Blockhaus (stage 13), Monte Taburno and Monte Camposauro (stage 15), Colle Ruggio and Colle del Dragone (stage 17), Monte Galliciano (Stage 19), Etna (stage 20)
-Time Trials: 76,4 kms
-The route visits every Italian region with the exception of Valle d'Aosta and Sardegna
-Finishes in Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria (in the last week) as requested

The ideia behind this route was to come up with a balanced Giro that would give an opportunity to both Climbers and All Arounders to fight for the Pink, while avoiding to design important stages in the Alps and Dolomites. It was very hard not to go full Zomegnan, but i think i managed it.
Spoiler!
Stage 1 - Trieste's Individual Time Trial **
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Starting and finishing in the stunning Piazza Unità d'Italia, this rolling loop around the lovely city of Trieste provides the perfect opening act for the Giro. The first Pink jersey is up for grabs and the TT specialists will be keen to fight for it. In terms of GC, there aren't expected big differences, maybe 20 to 30 secs between all of the favourites, barring any incident.

Stage 2 - Muggia - Tarcento **
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The stage starts in Muggia, a coastal town located extremely close to the Slovenian border (it is actually the only Italian port geographycally located in the Istrian Peninsula) and heads up for the Karst Plateau for a hard start with the short and steep Cat 3 climb of Prebenico, the uncategorized longer climb to Basovizza and a couple of steep short lumps afterwards. After 35 kms, as the stage descends from the Karst Plateau and heads into the Venetian-Friulan Plains, it becomes much easier with only a Cat 4 climb as a difficulty. A sprint finish is expected in the town Tarcento, located at the foot of the Slavia Friulana mountain range.

Stage 3 - Gemona del Friuli - Grado ***
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Looking at the profile alone, this would be the easiest stage of the race. However there's the introduction of roughly 25kms of gravel roads, divided between 7 sectors, in which 4 of them are located in the last 30 kms. This will be a very nervous stage and a rider can start to win or lose the Giro in this stage.

Stage 4 - Caorle - Asolo ***
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This is a lumpy/hilly stage with the climbs of San Lorenzo, the steep Muro di Ca' del Poggio and the uncategorized lump just before Valdobbiadene, before arriving at the final section, with the riders facing the hard climb of Forcella Mostaccin (16% max). From the top to the beginning of the last climb to Asolo, there's 11km of downhill and flat. It's a perfect stage for a puncheur.

Stage 5 - Thiene - Mendola/Mendel ***
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In the only stage ridden in the Alps, the riders will first have to face the long climb to La Fricca where a breakaway should be formed, before a long interlude of rolling and lumpy terrain until arriving at the foot of an unprecedent climb for the Giro, albeit a very regular guest in the Giro del Trentino/Tour of Alps, Forcella di Brez. It will be climbed from the easier, gentler west side, but it's still hard and steep. Imediately after a fast downhill, the last climb to Passo della Mendola/Mendelpass starts, and similarly, they'll climb the much easier west side. The riders who lost time in stage 3 have their first opportunity to make up for lost time, and due to the proximity of the last 2 climbs, a bold and/or mad rider could even try something on the Forcella di Brez.

Stage 6 - Edolo - Lodi *
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This is a very typical stage with a finish in the Po Valley, perfect for a sprint finish. It starts in Edolo, a town very close to some of the most famous mountains in cycling such as Mortirolo, Tonale or Gavia, however the scenery of this stage couldn't be more different, and the finish is on Lodi, famously know for the battle of same name, where a young Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Austrians in 1796, his first major victory.

Stage 7 - Castel San Giovanni - Sestri Levante **
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Mostly flat, similar to MSR in profile. The stage should end with a sprint, although the climbs of Valico di Ruta and Santuario di Nostra Signora Delle Grazie might pose a problem to the sprinters who can't cope well with climbs.

Stage 8 - La Spezia - Doganaccia ****
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Mountain stage in the Northern Appennines. Flat for 125 kms, it gets serious after passing through Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, when the riders face the incredible climb of Valico di San Pellegrino in Alpe, long and steep (18% max with multiple kms above 10%). There isn't any respite after it, with the gentler climb to Abetone right after, immediatly followed by the irregular climb to Doganaccia, a small town and ski station on the slopes of the Passo di Croce Arcana.

Stage 9 - Empoli - Tarquinia **
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Flat stage. The first part of the stage avoids the hills of Tuscany, following the River Elsa. After the 60 km mark the race will enter a lumpy period that lasts for about 40 kms. It won't trouble the riders, because there's more 100 kms of pan flat, before arriving in Tarquinia. The finish is uphill, 1,5 kms at around 4/5%. Both sprinters and puncheurs have an opportunity this day.

Rest day - Viterbo

Stage 10 - Viterbo - Fabriano ***
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Hilly stage. After the rest day, the riders return to action with a typical Tirreno-Adriatico stage, constantly up and down, with some climbs with steep gradients. The first part of the stage is quite lumpy, up until the first categorised climb of Passo della Somma. After an easy part of the stage in the region of Umbria, they enter in Marche as they first climb the Passo del Cornello, then Colli imeditely followed by a very similar uncategorized climb, both with some steep stretches. There's virtually no more flat after as they tackle the short very steep Muro d'Argignano, followed by lumpy 10kms that take the race into Fabriano for the finish.

Stage 11 - Jesi - Giulianova *
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Flat stage. One of the easiest stages in the race. It goes south, following the Adriatic sea coastline. There's a couple of lumps as they run around the Monte Conero and afterwards into the towns of Sant'Elpido a Mare and Fermo, but they won't trouble the sprinters as they are placed very far from the finish.

Stage 12 - Teramo - Teramo (Individual Time Trial) *****
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An extremely important day for the GC. This TT is very long, with 3 distint phases. The first 16 kms are flat, tendentially downhill, where the big TT specialists can excel. Afterwards they face a 5km climb to Castellalto, with some sections with double digit gradients, followed by 20km of a lumpy terrain constantly up and down until the end.

Stage 13 - Pineto - Blockhaus *****
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One word, Blockhaus! The stage starts at sea level on the town and resort of Pineto and follows the coast, passing through the big city of Pescara. After 50 km of flat and rolling roads, the riders take a turn inland towards Lanciano, and they'll face the lumpy terrain of the Abruzzo hills to bring them into the foot of the Maiella Massif for the first climb of the day, Passo Lanciano, which will soften the legs for the grand finale. After a long and steep descent, the riders arrive into Scafa at 120m to start the final climb with more than 30kms to the top at 2056m (max 14% with several kms with double digit gradients), with the first part before Roccamorice not measured in the statistics.

Stage 14 - Sulmona - Agnone ***
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Danger, ambush alert! This short stage in the regions of Abruzzo and Molise can either be great or lackluster. They have to tackle 4 categorised climbs, none of them particurarly hard, however there's almost no kms of flat, making it hard to control and predict. The stage opens with the neverending climb of Valico di Monte Godi, making the fight for the break extra hard. If GC contenders slip into the break with teammates, this stage can suddenly gain a new whole dimension.

Stage 15 - Isernia - Monte Camposauro ****
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The 2nd week ends with a stage packed with 3 Cat 1 climbs, first crossing the Matese into Campania, via Colle Bellavista, just above the well known ski resort of Campitello Matese, a regular finishing place in the Giro. There's a long section of downhill and rolling terrain, before the riders arrive at the foot of Monte Taburno, long and irregular, with a steep middle section. After crossing the top, there's a fast descent that bring them to the last climb to Monte Camposauro, a steep and steady difficulty.

Rest day - Barletta

Stage 16 - Barletta - Alberobello ***
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The 3rd week opens with a transitional type of stage in the rolling plains of Puglia, well suited for the breakaway, with 2 categorized climbs towards the end of the stage, plus a little lump in Coreggia, at 6 kms from the finishing line (9%max). Can the steep climb to Selva di Fasano encourage some moves between the favourites?

Stage 17 - Policoro - Viggianello *****
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And the Queen Stage is upon us! The peloton faces a whooping 234 kms, with 3 Cat 1 and a Cat 2 climbs. After a fairly easy opening, they first start with the 30km climb of Monte Carnara, very irregular, with steep sections (16% max) and flat and downhill parts. Towards the top the race enters in the Pollino National Park, where the rest of the stage will be ridden. After a steep descent, it's time for the 2nd climb, Valico di Acquatremola, which is by far the easiest one of the day, but still with some double digit gradients in the last kms. And then Colle Ruggio awaits, both long and very steep, it's the hardest climb of the stage, and could be used for the beggining of the hostilities. After a long, technical descent, the riders climb towards Piano di Ruggio again, this time using the different climb of Colle del Dragone, which is longer and not as steep, with several kms between 6 and 8%. After crossing the top, they face a long downhill, through the same roads they used before, towards the finishing line in the scenic town of Viggianello.

Stage 18 - Castrovillari - Crotone *
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The eye of the storm. This short stage is almost flat with the sole exception to the categorized climb to Ciro, which again should be located too far from Crotone to pose a problem for the sprinters and thus providing a brief pause in the hostilities between GC riders. However fatigue will take it's toll on the peloton, creating some chances for a breakaway success. Can an adventurous rider steal a famous win against the peloton?

Stage 19 - Soverato - Gambarie ****
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Steep climb alert! Starting in Soverato this stage is flat for almost 110 kms before facing the first of 3 climbs, a Cat 3 to Palizzi. After it comes the mighty Monte Galliciano, which i fondly nicknamed "Il Mortirolo Calabrese" (hoping that my broken italian doesn't betray me like my english does ahaha). It's a peculiar climb which can be compared to an Exponential Growth Curve, as it starts on a false flat and becomes increasingly steep, touching 20% in the last km. For this i give it the honour of being the "Montagna Pantani". Following a technical descent, they immeditely start the last climb of the day, the long drag into the Aspremonte National Park, rarely steep, however with short double digit gradient sections close to the top. Reached its top, there's still 10 kms of mostly downhill, before arriving in Gambarie.

Stage 20 - Milazzo - Etna (Osservatorio Astrofisico) *****
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The last mountain stage. The race comes into Sicilia for the ending act of this Giro, starting with a very stage around the Etna (they'll climb it 3 times). This is the last opportunity for climbers to put time into the better time trialists, so big attacks can be expected on the climb to Rifugio Sapienza, which is the hardest of the day.

Stage 21 - Vaccarizzo - Catania (Individual Time Trial) ****
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The final act! The giro ends with a 23km ITT, mostly flat, a profile that clearly favours the TT specialists. The finish is located in the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, providing a stunning background to the coronation of deserving rider as the winner of the Giro!
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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by benoît.guillot » 30/09/2019, 8:41

nibali-sanbaronto wrote:
27/09/2019, 11:05
benoît.guillot wrote:
27/09/2019, 9:16
kanon16 wrote:
26/09/2019, 15:14


Also in the Bormio stage, the road from Giogo della Bala to Passo Crocedomini is a dirt one (I've done this summer :mrgreen: ), impracticable in a cycling race.
:augh:
My god, how hard it is to find a decent road in Italy =D

Track also update, I hope i will win this one with those efforts :asd:
I'm sorry to point out another problem :mrgreen: .
In stage 18, Monte Li Foj and Monte Casolare are impracticable... I suggest you tu use Google Street View when you are looking for new unknown climbs :blink:
Don't be sorry, nothing's best than the advice of the fellow italians when it come to judge a Giro ^^

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by ellvey » 30/09/2019, 14:21

benoît.guillot wrote:
30/09/2019, 8:41
nibali-sanbaronto wrote:
27/09/2019, 11:05
benoît.guillot wrote:
27/09/2019, 9:16


My god, how hard it is to find a decent road in Italy =D

Track also update, I hope i will win this one with those efforts :asd:
I'm sorry to point out another problem :mrgreen: .
In stage 18, Monte Li Foj and Monte Casolare are impracticable... I suggest you tu use Google Street View when you are looking for new unknown climbs :blink:
Don't be sorry, nothing's best than the advice of the fellow italians when it come to judge a Giro ^^
Really sorry to point out just one more thing. Your route doesn't seem to have the required finish in Molise, only the start in Termoli, you might want to check it :) You must be sick from us by now xD Best of luck

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by benoît.guillot » 30/09/2019, 16:01

ellvey wrote:
30/09/2019, 14:21
benoît.guillot wrote:
30/09/2019, 8:41
nibali-sanbaronto wrote:
27/09/2019, 11:05

I'm sorry to point out another problem :mrgreen: .
In stage 18, Monte Li Foj and Monte Casolare are impracticable... I suggest you tu use Google Street View when you are looking for new unknown climbs :blink:
Don't be sorry, nothing's best than the advice of the fellow italians when it come to judge a Giro ^^
Really sorry to point out just one more thing. Your route doesn't seem to have the required finish in Molise, only the start in Termoli, you might want to check it :) You must be sick from us by now xD Best of luck
I'm not don't worry, changes done

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by emilio.torre » 01/10/2019, 11:34

maps/tours/view/11069 - This is my Giro Upside Down

STAGE 1 - Sanremo - Sanremo (Poggio) - maps/viewtrack/257300

STAGE 2 - Sanremo - Genova - maps/viewtrack/257302

STAGE 3 - Genova - Alpe Noveis - maps/viewtrack/257322

STAGE 4 - Arona - Bergamo - maps/viewtrack/257324

STAGE 5 - Sedrina - Sondalo - maps/viewtrack/257327 - Felice Gimondi's memorial stage

STAGE 6 - Sondalo - Bressanone - maps/viewtrack/257329

STAGE 7 - Bressanone - Verona - maps/viewtrack/257332

STAGE 8 - Caldogno - Cortina d'Ampezza - maps/viewtrack/257335

STAGE 9 - Sappada - San Vito al Tagliamento - maps/viewtrack/257337

REST DAY

STAGE 10 - Firenze - maps/viewtrack/257340

STAGE 11 - Borgo San Lorenzo - San Marino - maps/viewtrack/257387

STAGE 12 - Misano Adriatico - Porto Sant'Elpidio - maps/viewtrack/257393

STAGE 13 - Porto Sant'Elpidio - Lago di Campotosto - maps/viewtrack/257396

STAGE 14 - L'Aquila - Gran Sasso d'Italia - maps/viewtrack/257398

STAGE 15 - Avezzano - Frosinone - maps/viewtrack/257404

REST DAY

STAGE 16 - Campobasso - Andria - maps/viewtrack/257407

STAGE 17 - Andria - Corigliano Scalo - maps/viewtrack/257418

STAGE 18 - Praia a Mare - Acerno - maps/viewtrack/257429

STAGE 19 - Acerno - Montevergine di Mercogliano - maps/viewtrack/257430

STAGE 20 - Nocera Inferiore - maps/viewtrack/257434

STAGE 21 - Napoli - maps/viewtrack/257438

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by SmokingPuppy841 » 01/10/2019, 21:24

I have a couple of questions, so please may someone help as it is my first competition:

Do I have to use the track editor to enter, as it is struggling to load fully on my device and I am also unsure of how exactly to use everything on it (any hints/advice?).

If I was to provide a good enough description to them, would it still count if someone else was to put it on the track editor for me either as a joint entry or under my name?

Worst comes to worst, could I just post the descriptions and hope people think 'Oo! That sounds nice! and vote for it despite the lack of presentation.

Thanks!

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by emmea90 » 01/10/2019, 21:43

SmokingPuppy841 wrote:
01/10/2019, 21:24
I have a couple of questions, so please may someone help as it is my first competition:

Do I have to use the track editor to enter, as it is struggling to load fully on my device and I am also unsure of how exactly to use everything on it (any hints/advice?).

If I was to provide a good enough description to them, would it still count if someone else was to put it on the track editor for me either as a joint entry or under my name?

Worst comes to worst, could I just post the descriptions and hope people think 'Oo! That sounds nice! and vote for it despite the lack of presentation.

Thanks!
Yes, it must be done with the editor.
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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by SmokingPuppy841 » 01/10/2019, 21:49

Okay thanks!

I'll try to sort out my technical issues then.

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by AjachiChakrabarti » 02/10/2019, 23:00

My entry: maps/tours/view/13024

STAGE 1: Cagliari > Cagliari (215.38 km)
maps/viewtrack/305256
The Giro begins on the island of Sardinia, with a 215.4 km circuit starting and ending in Cagliari. Three categorised climbs and plenty of undulating terrain provide an opportunity for a breakaway contesting the first jerseys of the race. However, the sprinters' teams should have the legs to control the race; they'd better, because chances for bunch sprints are few and far between in this Giro. The finish is technical, with three hairpins in quick succession followed by a kilometre-long drag that tops out at 9%, leaving 800 metres for a final sprint.
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STAGE 2: Genova > Torino (175.22 km)
maps/viewtrack/305252
From Sardinia, the peloton flies to the mainland, reaching Genova for the first Sunday stage of the Giro. The Passo del Turchino, which comes 20 km after the start, should provide the launchpad for the break of the day. Even if they are brought back after another day full of undulating terrain, the climb to Superga in the final 20 kilometres can cause more headaches for the sprint teams. The stage ends in Torino, where the teams will spend the next three nights.
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STAGE 3: Torino > Torino (32.51 km, TTT)
maps/viewtrack/305250
The team time trial follows a loop, from Torino to Chieri and back. The 32.5 km course contains two major climbs. The first, to Eremo, is 5.6 km at 7.2%, with slopes reaching 11% at places. The second, to Pino Torinese, is more gradual and comes 10 kilometres from the end, followed by a 7 km descent and a technical route back into Torino.
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STAGE 4: Torino > Fenestrelle (140.29 km)
maps/viewtrack/305090
Another day in Torino, but it's time for a change in pace. The fourth stage introduces the first of the many high mountains we'll encounter, and with the upside-down nature of the course, the highest mountains come in the first week. This stage includes two peaks over 2,000 metres, with the Colle degli Astisiani followed by the Colle delle Finestre. Both climbs are long and steep, and are Cat 1s only because the Giro doesn't use the HC designation. The stage ends with a mad 16 km descent into Fenestrelle, with the downward slope often exceeding 10%.
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STAGE 5: Torino > Bergamo (210.47 km)
maps/viewtrack/305088
The race finally leaves Torino, with a 210 km flat stage. The race passes through the parks surrounding the city centre in Milan, before reaching Bergamo. The final two kilometres feature a climb into the Cita Alta, but the gradient never exceeds 5% in the final drag. This one should favour the power sprinters.
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STAGE 6: Lenna > Passo Gavia (178.88 km)
maps/viewtrack/305043
The race ventures north into the Alps for our first mountain-top finish. The peloton starts climbing almost immediately after the flag, with the 22.6 km slog to the Passo San Marco, at an average gradient of 6.5%. After the descent, the stage turns east, with 70 kilometres of valley roads leading to the two monster climbs, to the Passo del Mortirolo and the 2611 m Passo Gavia, which is the Cima Coppi of this Giro.
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STAGE 7: Brescia > Treviso (195.18 km)
maps/viewtrack/305031
A final chance for the sprinters in the first week, as the race heads further east, into Venetia, with a 195 km stage between Brescia and Treviso. After an intermediate sprint in Verona, the only categorised climb in the stage is the Cat 4 Perarolo, on the outskirts of Vicenza. The finish is fast, with a slight downhill for most of the final 10 kilometres, but a chicane and a 90-degree turn in the final kilometre could complicate matters in the bunch sprint.
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STAGE 8: Pordenone > Monte Zoncolan (151.55 km)
maps/viewtrack/304947
The second weekend of the Giro puts the spotlight back on the GC favourites, with two mountain-top finishes. The stage moves north from Pordenone, back into the Alps. After an intermediate sprint in Frazione Redona after 46 kilometres, the bunch takes on the second-category Mont Rest and the fourth-category Colle di Priuso. Following the feed zone, it then faces the 22 km climb to Casera Razzo. The bonification sprint at Croce comes during the descent, and is followed by one of the toughest ascents in world cycling, as the stage ends on top of the Monte Zoncolan, a 9.6 km climb at an average gradient of 12.5%, with the slope reaching 20% at places.
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STAGE 9: Mezzano > Monte Bondone (181.52 km)
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With the first rest day approaching, the race doubles back. Starting in Mezzano, the peloton starts climbing in the first three kilometres, with the first-category climb to Passo Rolle. This is followed by the intermediate sprint at Forno, and the second-category Passo Carezza. After the feed zone at the bottom of the descent, the course bounces right back up, with the 12 km climb to Passo Lavaze. The descent is followed by nearly 50 kilometres of undulating valley roads leading up to the bonification sprint at Trento. Immediately after this comes the 20 km climb up Monte Bondone, with an average gradient of 7.5%.
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REST DAY: Parma

STAGE 10: Parma > Firenze (201.58 Km)
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After the rest day in Parma, the race finally heads south, into the Apennines. The first half of the stage is flat, leading up to the intermediate sprint at Casalecchio di Reno, a suburb of Bologna. After the sprint and feed zone, the bunch begins climbing. The first real test is the Cat 2 climb to Monteacuto Vallese, 4.6 km long at an average gradient of 9.4%. This is followed by the easier climbs to Montefredente and La Futa, before a long descent, lasting 20 kilometres. The bonification sprint at Tagliaferro is followed by the last categorised climb, to Pratolino. Another 20 km descent brings the stage into Firenze, where it finishes, after an uphill drag for the final two kilometres, in front of the 11th century basilica of San Miniato al Monte.
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STAGE 11: Perugia > Pineta di Roio (188.25 km)
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Stage 11 brings us the first obligatory provincial finish, ending in the province of Abruzzo. The stage begins in Perugia, and is relatively simple until the intermediate sprint at San Brizio, with only the Cat 4 climb to Montefalco. The climbing begins in earnest with the second-category Forca di Cerro, which is immediately followed by the Cat 1 Forca Capistrello. After this, there are 50 kilometres of uncategorised climbs and descents, before the 14 km Cat 2 climb to Sella di Corno. The bonification sprint in the outskirts of L'Aquila comes at the top of an uncategorised 1.3 km climb at 12.3%, and is followed by a Cat 3 climb to the finish at Pineta di Roio.
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STAGE 12: Popoli > Trivento (148.12 km)
maps/viewtrack/304526
We're back in the high mountains as the race heads into Molise. The short stage begins in Popoli, and is uphill for the first 40 kilometres, culminating in the 13.7 km climb to Rocca Pia. The stage continues on the plateau until the intermediate sprint at Roccaraso, followed by an uncategorised climb and descent to the feed zone. After this comes the Cat 2 climb to Capracotta, and a long descent to the foot of the Cat 1 Schiavi di Abruzzo climb, which lasts 12.2 kilometres at an average gradient of 6.9%. The descent brings us to the bonification sprint at Sant'Antuono, before turning into the second-category climb, which lasts 4.8 kilometres at 6.9%, to the finish at the Castello di Trivento, parts of which were constructed in the fourth century to ward off barbarian invasions.
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STAGE 13: Termoli > Foggia (200.04 km)
maps/viewtrack/303049
The Puglia stage should be one for the sprinters. However, they will have to stop the bunch from fracturing on the coastal roads in the first part, then make it over two climbs in the Gargano national park, and stay in contention over the 60 kilometres of undulating terrain leading up to the finish in Foggia. Five turns in the final kilometre could spell trouble for the bunch sprint, but the final 300 metres are straight and flat.
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STAGE 14: Foggia > Monte Vulture (167.39 km)
maps/viewtrack/302872
The Giro erupts in its third weekend, with two summit finishes on volcanoes. This stage into Basilicata begins in Foggia, and features very few flat roads. There are three Cat 2 climbs in the first 70 kilometres, followed by a descent to the feed zone and more undulating terrain, including a third-category climb. Three more categorised climbs bring us to the bonification sprint at the foot of Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano that towers over the surrounding region. The final first-category climb lasts 5.9 km, with an average gradient of 11%, and tops off at 1,301 metres.
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STAGE 15: Lioni > Vesuvio (177.97 km)
maps/viewtrack/302720
We head into Campania before the second rest day. Starting in Lioni, the peloton starts climbing barely a kilometre after the start, as it takes on the first-category Valico di Lago Laceno climb, followed by the Cat 2 climb to Cassano. After 10 kilometres of plateau roads, the descent includes a downhill intermediate sprint, at San Potito Ultra. Another second-category climb is followed by the Cat 1 climb up Montevergine, which is 18.3 kilometres long. Although the average gradient is only 4.8%, the first six kilometres are really hard, with an average slope of 9.1% and a maximum of 27%. This is followed by a long descent, a Cat 4 climb to Monteforte and more descending to nearly sea level. Thirty kilometres of flat roads bring us to the outskirts of Napoli, for the bonification sprint at Cercola, before we head up Mount Vesuvius for the finish. The final climb is 11.7 kilometres at an average gradient of 7.3%, and finishes at an altitude of 999 metres.
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REST DAY: Napoli

STAGE 16: Napoli > Vallo della Lucania (171.80 km)
maps/viewtrack/302332
The final week of the Giro begins in Napoli, and the race moves south, reaching the Amalfi coast at Maiore after the second-category cliimb to Breccelle. After the intermediate sprint at Salerno comes 50 kilometres of flat road along the Tyrrhenian coast. At Agropoli, the route turns inland, with the Cat 2 climb to Ogliastro Cilento, stretches of which exceed 10% in gradient. Seven kilometres of rolling plateau is followed by an 11 km descent, to the bonification sprint at Ponti Rossi. The climb to the finish at Vallo della Lucania is only a Cat 3, but the final 10 kilometres are almost entirely uphill.
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STAGE 17: Maratea > San Lorenzo Bellizzi (172.80 km)
maps/viewtrack/302103
We go coast to coast in Stage 17. After starting at Maratea, the route turns inland for the first-category climb to San Nicola. The intermediate sprint at the bottom of the descent is followed by one Cat 2 and three Cat 1 climbs in quick succession, each with sections in excess of 10%. The last of these is followed by 30 kilometres of mostly downhill roads, crossing the border into Calabria and reaching the Ionian coast at Trebisacce, the venue for the bonification sprint. After eight kilometres of coast roads, the stage again turns inland for a 18.3 km Cat 1 climb with an average gradient of 6.4%. The final 12 kilometres, to the finish in the village of San Lorenzo Bellizzi, is mostly downhill.
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STAGE 18: Corigliano > Catanzaro (170.77 km)
maps/viewtrack/301914
One final chance for the sprinters who have made it through the mountains, Stage 18 follows the Ionian coast south from Corigliano to Catanzaro, with intermediate sprints at Torretta and Sant'Anna. The final seven kilometres are uphill, albeit uncategorised, with an average gradient of 4%.
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STAGE 19: Bovalino > Reggio (155.65 km)
maps/viewtrack/301677
Our journey down the boot of Italy ends at the tip of the toe, with this stage to Reggio. Beginning in the coastal town of Bovalino, the peloton heads inland, back towards the opposite coast, with the long first-category climb to Crocifisso di Zervo. An equally long descent takes us to the intermediate sprint at Castellace, followed by 15 kilometres of undulating terrain until the foot of the next Cat 1 climb, to Lago Rumia. The descent is immediately followed by two more climbs, the Cat 2 Schindilifa climb and the Cat 1 Montalto Aspromonte, which is also the bonification sprint point. Whoever takes that sprint has a good chance of adding 10 bonus seconds at the finish, provided they can hold on for the 26 kilometres of downhill road, losing 1,400 metres in altitude with an average gradient of -5.9%.
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STAGE 20: Messina > Etna (168.05 km)
maps/viewtrack/301502
The final weekend of the Giro is spent on the island of Sicily. Stage 20 starts in Messina and heads down the coast, towards Catania. After 20 kilometres of flat roads come three successive climbs, the intermediate sprint at Santa Teresa de Riva and another climb. This is followed by the bonification sprint at Calatabiano and a third-category climb, before the real test of the day: the Cat 1 climb up Etna, the third volcano of this Giro, that is 23 kilometres long at an average gradient of 5.9%, finishing at an altitude of 1,905 metres.
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STAGE 21: Priolo Gargallo > Syracuse (44.60 km, ITT)
maps/viewtrack/301483
As is tradition, the Giro finishes with a long time trial, a 44.6 km course from Priolo Gargallo to Siracusa. The course includes a second-category climb, through Melilli, and after a technical final few kilometres, finishes at the 2,500-year-old Teatro Greco, where the final podium will be held.
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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by AjachiChakrabarti » 02/10/2019, 23:06

SmokingPuppy841 wrote:
01/10/2019, 21:49
Okay thanks!

I'll try to sort out my technical issues then.
Try using RideWithGPS and importing the GPX file. I couldn't figure out the Editor either, so that website has been very helpful.

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by giorgio.ponticelli » 04/10/2019, 2:32

Giro Roma-Palermo
maps/tours/view/11773
Total distance 3394.22 Km
Rest days after 10th and 16th stage
6 high mountain stages (#8 #9 #15 #18 #19 #20); 6 medium mountain stages (#4 #7 #10 #12 #13 #14); 7 flat stages (#1 #2 #3 #5 #11 #17 #21); 2 ITT (#6 #16, total 47.28 Km)


1st Stage Roma – Grosseto 188.7 kilometers · +1,112 m / -1,131 m
1st stage dedicated to sprinters will start from eternal city of Rome; completely flat stage except for the short and easy climb of Capalbio.
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2nd Stage Montalcino – Firenze 155.9 kilometers · +1,367 m / -1,501 m
A short stage through the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany countryside; just one easy KOM sprint at the beginning; arrival in Florence.
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3rd stage – Firenze – La Spezia 217.5 kilometers · +1,289 m / -1,324 m
Another flat stage of over 200 Km; the climb of Montemarcello in the final kilometres could bring to a small group arrival or to a single runner breakaway.
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4th stage Genova – Bra 183.2 kilometers · +2,771 m / -2,491 m
First medium mountain stage, carachterized by 6 KOM sprints, all short and easy climbs, the last one at more than 40 Km from the arrival.
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5 th stage Saluzzo – Gattinara 168.1 kilometers · +750 m / -802 m
Another stage for sprinters through Piemonte’s flats, no KOM sprints in program.
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6th stage Arona – Angera 17.6 kilometers · +83 m / -86 m
This ITT stage, relatively short and completely flat, developing on the shores of Lake Maggiore, will be the first test for GC riders.
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7th stage – Luino - Naggio 154 kilometers · +3,244 m / -2,774 m
A medium mountain stage on the Pre-Alps surrounding Maggiore Lake and Como Lake with the first climb top arrival of this Giro; final climb (7.6 Km at 6.1%) could bring to small gaps between GC riders.
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8th stage Lecco – Bagolino 169.6 kilometers · +3,828 m / -3,286 m
Here are the Alps! First high mountain stage, Passo Crocedomini (more than 22 Km at 7.4%) in the final part is one of the hardest climbs of this Giro.
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9th stage Trento – Kegelberg 201.6 kilometers · +5,716 m / -4,154 m
The last stage of first week is one of the hardest of the whole Giro, more than 200 Km upside-down the Alps. Before the arrival at the top of Kegelberg (13.2 Km at 7.5%), runners will have to face the two short but steep climbs on the first part and the Cima Coppi (Passo di Giovo, 2104 m, 20.2 Km at 7.1%).
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10th stage Brunico – Maniago 170.2 kilometers · +2,572 m / -3,199 m
On the first day of second week the group will leave the Alps with a medium mountain stage presenting two interesting climbs in the final part; an ideal stage for breakaways.
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11th stage Vittorio Veneto – Ravenna 200.5 kilometers · +656 m / -762 m
After first rest day, another chance for sprinters with this completely flat stage of more than 200 Km.
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12th stage Cesena – Gualdo Tadino 180.5 kilometers · +2,753 m / -2,303 m
A medium mountain stage with no hard climbs, runners not involved in GC should try a breakaway with good chance of success.
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13th stage Matelica – Teramo 179.3 kilometers · +2,797 m / -2,880 m
A stage very similar to previous one, taking place on the hills between Marche and Abruzzo; looking forward to next days, it should be a quiet stage for GC runners.
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14th stage Pescara - Cerro al Volturno 167.7 kilometers · +3,263 m / -2,727 m
Starting from the seaside, in this stage the group will start to enter Appennini with some long but not steep climbs and the final KOM sprint (more than 5 Km at 7.7%) at 11 Km from the arrival; last 500 m on cobble sector at 7.5% ascent.
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15th stage Sora – Monte Taburno 158.6 kilometers · +2,455 m / -1,551 m
After Kegelberg, the second mountain top finish of this Giro will be placed at the top of a nearly 14 Km climb at 8.1%.
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16th stage Ariano Irpino – Accadia 29.7 kilometers · +492 m / -624 m
The last week starts with the second and last ITT of this Giro; the stage will be fundamental for GC; the track is designed toward the hills between Basilicata and Puglia so it would not be just a stage for specialists.
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17th stage Lavello – Policoro 160.3 kilometers · +979 m / -1,271 m
After second rest day, last chance for sprinters before the final stage in Sicily.
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18th stage Schiavonea – Camigliatello Silano 183.3 kilometers · +5,105 m / -3,828 m
The first, and probably the hardest of the 3 high mountain stages that will take place in Calabria. This stage crosses all the region from Ionio to Tirrenian sea through Sila massif with four climbs, the shortest of which measures over than 14 Km.
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19th stage San Giovanni in Fiore – Elce della Vecchia 180.5 kilometers · +3,587 m / -3,496 m
Last mountain top finish of this Giro, final climb of 10.8 Km at 8.1%.
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20th stage Rosarno – Roccaforte del Greco 165.2 kilometers · +4,089 m / -3,202 m
The stage is tracked in the southernmost part of italian peninsula; the three final climbs will take place on Aspromonte massif with last KOM sprint (9.7 Km at 9.5%) at just 6 Km from finish line.
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21st stage Capo d’Orlando – Palermo 150.8 kilometers · +1,335 m / -1,333 m
Final flat stage in Sicily with the arrive of the Giro placed in the centre of Palermo.
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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by improb » 04/10/2019, 14:03

AjachiChakrabarti wrote:
02/10/2019, 23:00
My entry: maps/tours/view/13024
Colle degli Astesiani, which you use in stage 4, is on unpaved and unrideable roads (with road bike, that is)

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Re: Contest #6 - Giro Upside Down

Post by JoostvandeBeek » 07/10/2019, 22:18

Upside down Giro

Here is my submission for this contest: maps/tours/view/12966
The Grande Partenza is in Mantova, Lombardia, the tour finishes in the city of Napoli in the Campania region. A quick overview of this Giro:
- In total the route comprises 3331 km
- There two individual time trials of a total length of 74 km, and there is one TTT of 23 km in length
- For the rest there are 7 high mountain stages (4 top finishes), 3 medium mountain stages (one top finish), 2 hilly stages (two top finishes) and 5 flat stages
- The route crosses through the regions of Lombardia, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Piemonte, Umbria, Toscana, Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria and Campania

Stage 1: Mantova - Mantova (163.2 km) *:
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The first maglia rosa of this Giro is most likely one for the sprinters, as the first stage is a almost pan flat stage through the province of Mantova. On the route there are three short but steep climbs that should decide the first maglia azurra.

Stage 2: Castiglione delle Stiviere - Castiglione delle Stiviere (23.3 km) ***:
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The second stage of this Giro is a 23 km long TTT, over a route tricky route over roads that are never completely flat. Due to the limited length, time losses will lost likely not exceed one minute, but GC leaders will want to mininize their losses.

Stage 3: Mantova - Castel San Giovanni (173.8 km)**:
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Again a sprinters stage, but one with some minor difficulties in the finale that could be springboard for attacks.

Castel San Giovanni - Ovada (200.3 km)****:
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Next stage is one for the baroudeurs, as the course goes over its first 1st category climb. Although the last categorised climb is almost 70 km out of the finish, that doesn't mean those final kilometres are flat, and they shouldn't be underestimated.

Acqui Terme - Laigueglia (183.8 km)***:
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A stage along the Ligurian coast that goes along some of the climbs of the famous Milan - San Remo. But the final of this stage actually follows the route of another classic that takes place on this coastline, namely the Trofeo Laigueglia, the traditional opener of the Italian cycling season. Although this stage is listed as flat the sprinters must be able to resist a climb, as the climbs of the Testico and especially the Colle Micchieri may be to much for the heavier riders of the peloton

Imperia - Artesina (178.8 km) *****:
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The first real mountain stage of this Giro may well be the hardest of this editon, as the riders have to conquer almost 6000 metres of altitude gain. The route starts in Imperia and the route twists north over some long and hard climbs and finally rises up to the ski station of Prato Nevoso, this time climbed from the lesser known west side. But the route doesn't end there as the riders go over the top and descend downwards to the final steep 3 kilometres into the neighbouring village of Artesina.

Asti - Vigevano (181.6 km)*:
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After a hard day in the mountains, the sprinters get their say again, as today there are notable obstacle on the route from Asti ot Vigevano.

Vigevano - Rifugion San Bernardo (Domodossola) (190.3 km)***:
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The riders get only a short break as the route goes back into the mountains. The route leading up to the final climb of the today is rather easy, but final climb to Rifugio San Bernardo will for sure deliver for some fireworks as the 18 km climb averages out at 7.4% with the last four km not going below 8.5%.

Domodossola - Luino (195.2 km)****:
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A stage that somewhat resembles the route of Il Lombardia and will be one where the GC riders will have to be on their guard, though the stage win will likely go to a breakaway rider.

Rest Day - Foligno

Spello - Spello (46.9 km)*****:
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After a well deserved rest day to circus moves to Umbria, for an extremely challenging time trial which starts and finishes in the beautiful town of Spello. On the road the riders will pass the town of Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis, and will pray for some divine help as from their on the course only gets harder. Three short climbs, all of them averaging at around 9% and some gradually rising road face ther riders before a fast descent towards finish. There the road will rise for a small bit before the finish on the central square in Spello. Not only the legs will play part in this TT, but also the equipment choice will on the mind of the riders.

Gualdo Tadino - Chiusi (185.0 km)***:
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Some strade bianche in this stage as the race will enter Tuscany for the first and last time. The finishing straight is on top a small climb in the scenic town of Chiusi.

Marsciano - Leonessa (186.2 km)****:
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Today the race will go over the Cima Coppi of this year's edition, and as fitting it is one of the most famous climbs in the Appenines: Monte Terminillo, frequently used in both the Giro and the Tirreno-Adriatico.

Sulmona - Schiavi di Abruzzo (140.8 km)***:
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A short stage along the heart of the Appenines ending with a demanding ascent to the town of Schiavi di Abruzzo.

Isernia - Larino (130.1 km)***:
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A real puncheurs stage over only 130 km.
Campomarino - Barletta (166.4 km)*:
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The sprinters finally get a chance again in this stage along the Apulian coast

Andria - Matera (169.0 km)**:
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A sprinter's stage on paper, but the paper can be deceiving. Along the route the riders will pass the Castel del Monte, and castle built in only octagon shapes and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The last few kilometres leading into the finishing city of Matera are slowly rising an can prove to be too much for some sprinters.

Rest day Matera

Grassano - Castrovillari (227.4 km)****:
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The first stage of a very demanding last week. Today's stage is the longest of the race and goes over the Colle Ruggio (20.8 km à 5.9%) before descending into the finish in Castrovillari.

Montalto Uffugo - Monte Mancuso (174.5 km)*****:
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The queen stage of the Giro goes over some of the hardest climbs in the most southern region of Italian peninsula: Calabria. Starting in Montalto Uffugo the route goes over the Monte Cocuzzo (15.1 km à 7.5%) and Salita di Case Costa (12.2km à 6.4 but with stretches over 10%) towards the very demanding climb to the top of Monte Mancuso. The climb is 16.5 km long and has an average gradient of 7.9% and will the final real high mountain finish of the race.

Scalea - Santuario Pietrasanta (160.6 km)****:
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A stage with no high mountain passes, but some of the steepest of the race. A excruciating climb towards the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Maratea that is only a 2 kilometres long but has an average of 16.1% will prepare the riders for the finale with three steep climbs and a top finish at Santuario Pietrasanta.

Vallo della Lucania - Campagna (227.2 km)****:
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The last stage for GC riders the force something before the final TT. If rider still wants to make a difference he has to go from far out as the slowly rising road towards the finish in Campagna will not be hard enough to distance the other riders.

Pompei - Napoli (Piazza del Plebiscito) (26.9 km)***:
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Final stage, and the final battle for the GC. The route is almost completely flat and will past the ruins of Pompei and Ercolano before finishing infront of the Palazzo Reale in Naples. Although there as good as no undulations, the pavement won't please the riders and will likely cause some uncomfort on their TT-bikes.

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