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Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 20 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)

Saturday is the culmination in a trio of mountaintop finishes, and this one packs most of its 1,050 metres of climbing into the final 9.8km of an imposing 18.6km individual time trial. 

Stage 20 begins in Tarvisio with 11km of slightly uphill terrain. A short kick of 15% in gradient signals the beginning of a 6km stretch along the Alpe Adria Cycle Route, which uses old railway lines to cross casually across the entire Valcanale Valley and pass to Austria. However, the ride for pros on this Giro is anything but casual. 

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