The profile for stage 21 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Preview: Stage 21

A look at the route and a few fantasy favorites for stage 21 of the Giro d'Italia.

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by Dane Cash 25.05.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 21: Roma – 125 km | May 26, 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 9:15 am EDT, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 9:20am EDT, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 2:15 pm BST, πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 3:15 pm CEST, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 11:10 pm AEST

Estimated finish time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 12:43 pm EDT/πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 5:43 pm BST/πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 6:43 pm CEST/πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 2:43 am AEST

Stage type: Flat

What to expect: Three weeks of Grand Tour racing will come to an end in the Italian capital. After a quick trip to the seaside and back, the peloton will do eight laps on a finishing circuit in Rome. The sprinters will get one last shot at a win before the pink jersey celebrates the overall victory at the line.

Fantasy favorites: Jonathan Milan or Tim Merlier? Milan is the slight favorite; he has the slight edge in stage wins and he probably has the most top-end speed, but Merlier has played the positioning game well and can absolutely win here. Behind those two favorites, Kaden Groves is probably the only other rider for whom a stage win wouldn’t be a big surprise. Other fringe contenders include Juan SebastiΓ‘n Molano, Alberto Dainese, Caleb Ewan, Fernando Gaviria, and Stanislaw Aniolkowski.

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