The profile of stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Preview: Stage 16

A look at the route and a few fantasy favorites for stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 20.05.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 16: Livigno to Santa Cristina Valgardena/St. Christina in GrΓΆden (Monte Pana) – 202 km | May 21, 2024

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Coverage start time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 5:00 am EDT, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 5:05 am EDT, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 10:15 am BST, πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 11:15 am CEST, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 7:05 pm AEST

Estimated finish time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 11:14 am EDT/πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 4:14 pm BST/πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 5:14 pm CEST/πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 1:14 am AEST

Stage type: Mountains

What to expect: After a restful Monday, riders will get right back to climbing with an interesting stage 16 that traverses the Cima Coppi (the highest point in the race) on the Umbrailpass, near the Stelvio (a weather-related change from the intended full ascent of the Stelvio itself) before a descent of 2,300 meters of elevation. After a long flat to slightly downhill stretch, the road will kick up sharply in the form of a Cat. 1 climb with a quick downhill to follow and then one last very steep Cat. 2 ascent to the line.

Fantasy favorites: Obviously Tadej Pogačar is a favorite for stage 16 if it comes down to the GC riders, but it looks like a good day for a breakaway, so it could be worth rolling the dice if you’re trying to come up with a fantasy winner here. Nairo Quintana and Aurelien Paret-Peintre are the two strongest candidates, with Michael Storer, Romain Bardet, Attila Valter, and Georg Steinhauser also on the list of riders to watch.

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