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Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 19 preview

SIENA, ITALY - MARCH 03: Alexey Lutsenko of Kazahkstan and Astana-Qazaqstan team attends Strade Bianche 2023 race route recon on March 03, 2023 in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sara Cavallini/Getty Images)

It is a classic Dolomite day in the mountains for stage 19, which replicates Thursday with another quintet of categorised peaks and mountaintop finish, this time at Tre Cime di Lavaredo. 

The start in the valley in Longarone opens with less than two dozen kilometres of tame roads before the long 58km approach to the top of the first categorised climb, Passo Campolongo. Along the uphill grind is an intermediate sprint at kilometre 64.4 in Caprile. The Campolongo is officially 3.9km in length, with an average gradient of 7%, but it’s a long haul to get there. 

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