The profile of stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Preview: Stage 14

A look at the route and a few fantasy favorites for stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 17.05.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 14: Castiglione delle Stiviere to Desenzano del Garda – 31.2 km (ITT) | May 18, 2024

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Coverage start time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 7:00 am EDT, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 7:30 am EDT, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 12:00 pm BST, πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 1:00 pm CEST, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 9:10 pm AEST

Estimated finish time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 11:10 am EDT/πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 4:10 pm BST/πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 5:10 pm CEST/πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 1:10 am AEST

Stage type: Time trial

What to expect: One week after the first TT comes the second, a 31.2 km affair in Lombardy. The course should suit the specialists, which could also mean that any of the purer climbers hoping to be in the mix for pink could ship quite a bit of time when all is said and done.

Fantasy favorites: Filippo Ganna and Tadej Pogačar are the two favorites again for the time trial, and unlike on stage 7, Ganna may have the edge. For one thing, this is a flatter course where Pogačar’s climbing legs won’t be as valuable. For another, it would stand to reason for Pogačar to ride a bit more conservatively now that he has such a lead – although that’s not exactly his style is it? Other contenders include Magnus Sheffield, Thymen Arensman, and Geraint Thomas.

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