The route of stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Preview: Stage 18

A look at the route and a few fantasy favorites for stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 22.05.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 18: Fiera di Primiero to Padova – 178 km | May 23, 2024

Where to watch: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Max, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ FloBikes, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Discovery+, πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Eurosport, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί SBS On Demand

Coverage start time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 6:30 am EDT, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 6:55 am EDT, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 11:45 am BST, πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 12:45 pm CEST, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 8:55 pm AEST

Estimated finish time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 11:13 am EDT/πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 4:13 pm BST/πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 5:13 pm CEST/πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 1:13 am AEST

Stage type: Flat

What to expect: The trek from Fiera di Primiero to historic Padua (Padova in Italian) will give the GC riders a bit of a break as the sprinters come to the fore for a bunch kick. After a straight run-in to the city center, there are two 90-ish-degree turns inside the last kilometer, which could make things interesting at the very end of the day.

Fantasy favorites: It’s hard to look past Jonathan Milan for a sprint stage at this point in the Giro, although if you’re a fantasy player, you may have already used your Milan pick. If you’ve already used Tim Merlier and Kaden Groves too, you could look to Alberto Dainese, Juan SebastiΓ‘n Molano, Caleb Ewan, Fernando Gaviria, and Laurence Pithie as alternative options.

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