The profile of stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Preview: Stage 15

A look at the route and a few fantasy favorites for stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 18.05.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 15: Manerba del Garda to Livigno (Mottolino) – 222 km | May 19, 2024

Where to watch: 🇺🇸 Max, 🇨🇦 FloBikes, 🇬🇧 Discovery+, 🇪🇺 Eurosport, 🇦🇺 SBS On Demand

Coverage start time: 🇺🇸 4:00 am EDT, 🇨🇦 4:15 am EDT, 🇬🇧 9:00 am BST, 🇪🇺 10:00 am CEST, 🇦🇺 6:10 pm AEST

Estimated finish time: 🇺🇸🇨🇦 11:12 am EDT/🇬🇧 4:12 pm BST/🇪🇺 5:12 pm CEST/🇦🇺 1:12 am AEST

Stage type: Mountains

What to expect: The longest stage in the 2024 Giro will also be one of the hardest, with a mid-stage trip over the Mortirolo and some high elevations on tap. The finale will throw two Cat. 1 climbs at riders in short succession with a blazing descent between them. As with any day in the mountains, the battle for the stage could come down to the break, but it’s hard to see the GC group staying together on these gradients regardless. At least there will be a rest day to follow the action.

Fantasy favorites: The break could contend for the stage win, but either way, it will surely be a talented climber who wins after 5,400 meters of climbing. Tadej Pogačar is the obvious favorite out of the GC group with Daniel Martínez, and Geriant Thomas as other potential contenders, while Michael Storer, Einer Rubio, Valentin Paret-Peintre, Nairo Quintana, and Romain Bardet could try their luck with a long-range move.

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