Giro d'Italia 2010: The Fearful Last Week
Paul Rogen and Andrew Ward, of Thomson Bike Tours, take a look at the key stages and defining moments of the last week of the 2010 Giro d'Italia - probably the toughest week on the 2010 professional calendar!
say no more. This is a leg breaker. If you're with us make sure to check out the Pantani memorial about 4 km from the top.
The last time I did the Mortirolo some years back, I first heard the words "spinge, spinge" screamed at the bystanders by the tail enders in the peloton. I quickly asked and was told it meant, "Push me, push me!" Enough said, the Mortirolo is just plain way tough.
Stage 20: Bormio to Passo Tonale
Synopsis and Race defining moment: The whole week has been defining but we feel the Passo di Gavia (Cima Coppi 2010) will be a key moment on this stage and therefore the race. This could be the opportunity for last gasp attacks to gain back time on tired riders further up the classification. This is Italy and this is the Giro d'Italia so expect attacks to the bitter end and the Gavia could see some fabulous racing.
All in all, the hundred and first running of this quaint event is going to be something. It will not feature the Lance Armstrong circus in 2010, but it will be pure cycle racing at it very best. We guarantee it.
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