Flat, for Now
The penultimate stage of the 98th Giro d'Italia spent over a hundred kilometers on near pan flat roads, but the day ended with the peloton hitting the highest point of the entire Giro, the Colle Delle Finestre. For Mauro Finetto (Southeast Pro Cycling), Nikias Arndt (Giant Alpecin) and Lijo Keisse (IAM Cycling), this would probably be the last time they would see the front of the peloton until the start of tomorrow's final stage. Many of those around the back today were simply trying to conserve energy for what is sure to be a sprinter's contest in Milan. Their only worry was to make sure they finished inside the time limit. It would truly suck to not be allowed to start (and finish) the final stage after having ridden so many days and kilometers of the last twenty stages.