The profile of stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Preview: Stage 19

A look at the route and a few fantasy favorites for stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 23.05.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 19: Mortegliano to Sappada โ€“ 157 km | May 24, 2024

Where to watch: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Max, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ FloBikes, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Discovery+, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Eurosport, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ SBS On Demand

Coverage start time: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 6:30 am EDT, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 6:55 am EDT, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 11:45 am BST, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ 12:45 pm CEST, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ 8:55 pm AEST

Estimated finish time: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 11:12 am EDT/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 4:12 pm BST/๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ 5:12 pm CEST/๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ 1:12 am AEST

Stage type: Hilly

What to expect: The breakaway specialists should like their chances on the Giroโ€™s 19th stage. The flat first half of the day should see the early move get a sizable gap, and then the second half of the day has enough climbing to put the sprinters in difficulty but not enough to guarantee GC action. Punchy riders who arenโ€™t in contention for pink are going to have this stage on their minds.

Fantasy favorites: Even Tadej Pogaฤar probably can’t dash the hopes of the attackers on this profile, so let’s draw some breakaway rider names out of the hat. Jhonatan Narvรกez and Julian Alaphilippe are probably the “favorites” from a break insofar as any rider can be a favorite on a breakaway-friendly stage. Aurelien and Valentin Paret-Peintre, Pelayo Sรกnchez, Giulio Pellizzari, and Attila Valter could all be in the mix too.

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