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Old 04-04-2013, 08:59
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Leaderboard after Stage 3 of the Vuelta Pais Vasco

1)dean michael : 276pts
2)BRECHI WIND : 245pts
3)fluffed up : 177pts
4)North East Titans : 0pt
4)Chappers67 : 0pt

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 2899pts
2)dean michael : 2884pts
3)fluffed up : 2681pts
4)North East Titans : 1472pts
5)Chappers67 : 1339pts

The cycling continues today with Stage 4.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:52
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Leaderboard after Stage 4 of the Vuelta Pais Vasco

1)BRECHIN WIND : 453pts
2)dean michael : 439pts
3)fluffed up : 383pts
4)North East Titans : 174pts
4)Chappers67 : 0pt

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 3107pts
2)dean michael : 3047pts
3)fluffed up : 2887pts
4)North East Titans : 1646pts
5)Chappers67 : 1339pts
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:03
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Leaderboard after Stage 5 of the Vuelta Pais Vasco

1)BRECHIN WIND : 675pts
2)dean michael : 630pts
3)fluffed up : 575pts
4)North East Titans : 344pts
4)Chappers67 : 0pt

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 3329pts
2)dean michael : 3238pts
3)fluffed up : 3079pts
4)North East Titans : 1816pts
5)Chappers67 : 1339pts
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Old 09-04-2013, 17:10
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Final standings of the Vuelta Pais Vasco

1)BRECHIN WIND : 867pts
2)dean michael : 795pts
3)fluffed up : 778pts
4)North East Titans : 473pts
5)Chappers67 : 0pt

Well done BRECHIN WIND

Leaderboard after the Spring Classics: Paris - Roubaix
1)BRECHIN WIND : 358pts
2)dean michael : 322pts
3)fluffed up : 308pts
4)North East Titans : 170pts
5)Chappers67 : 15pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 3606pts
2)dean michael : 3476pts
3)fluffed up : 3366pts
4)North East Titans : 1952pts
5)Chappers67 : 1339pts
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Old 12-04-2013, 15:23
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The next race is the Amstel Gold Race(Sunday) part of the Spring Classics.

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Old 15-04-2013, 16:38
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Leaderboard after the Spring Classics: Amstel Gold Race

1)BRECHIN WIND : 448pts
2)dean michael : 406pts
3)fluffed up : 382pts
4)North East Titans : 234pts
5)Chappers67 : 35pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 3696pts
2)dean michael : 3560pts
3)fluffed up : 3440pts
4)North East Titans : 2016pts
5)Chappers67 : 1359pts

Don't forget to predict the Spring Classics :Fleche Wallonne which is on Wednesday.
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Old 16-04-2013, 22:06
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Don't forget to predict the Spring Classics :Fleche Wallonne which is on Wednesday.
Almost did forget!

Sagan riding it now, hmmm.
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Old 21-04-2013, 07:57
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Leaderboard after the Spring Classics: Fleche Wallonne

1)BRECHIN WIND : 534pts
2)dean michael : 504pts
3)fluffed up : 489pts
4)North East Titans : 308pts
5)Chappers67 : 41pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 3782pts
2)dean michael : 3658pts
3)fluffed up : 3547pts
4)North East Titans : 2090pts
5)Chappers67 : 1365pts

The next race in the Spring Classics is Liege - Bastogne - Liege which is today.

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Old 22-04-2013, 23:57
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Final Standings in the Spring Classics

1)BRECHIN WIND : 666pts
2)fluffed up : 620pts
3)dean michael : 613pts
4)North East Titans : 370pts
5)Chappers67 : 57pts

Well done BRECHIN Wind on your win in the Classics.


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 3914pts
2)dean michael : 3767pts
3)fluffed up : 3678pts
4)North East Titans : 2152pts
5)Chappers67 : 1381pts

The next race will be the first Grand tour of the season Giro d'Italia which starts 4th May.
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Old 02-05-2013, 21:13
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Saturday 4 May – Stage one: Naples to Naples, 156km

For the first time in 10 years the race begins with a road stage as the sprinters get the chance to fight it out for the first opportunity to don the maglia rosa. The entirety of the action takes place on the Napoli seafront, with the 156km test split into two distinct circuits. After heading away from the Piazza Plebiscito the riders head for four passages of the 16.3km ‘Circuito Lungo’. Each time around the field will tackle the fourth category crest on the Via Francesco Petrarca, the second and third climbs paying out points in the early fight for the green mountains jersey. Things tighten up heading towards the finale for eight pan-flat laps of the 8km ‘Circuito Corto’. A nailed-on bunch sprint guarantees a thrilling fight for pink.


TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1300-1630 with highlights from 1930 on Sky Sports 3.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:47
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Leaderboard after Stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia

1)BRECHIN WIND : 187pts
2)fluffed up : 141pts
3)Chappers67 : 132pts
4)dean michael : 131pts
5)North East Titans : 117pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4101pts
2)dean michael : 3898pts
3)fluffed up : 3819pts
4)North East Titans : 2269pts
5)Chappers67 : 1513pts


Monday 6 May – Stage three: Sorrento to Marina di Ascea, 212km
The race makes its first foray into the medium mountains with an interesting stage which will see the result on a knife-edge as the sprinters fight to stay in the game. The majority of the action is confined to a final 40 kilometre stretch which sees the peloton tackle two climbs. Another day spent hugging the coast on the run down to the foot of the country, the first major challenge arrives in the form of the second category San Mauro Cilento (153km). The race turns inland for a second time for the final climb of the Sella di Cantona. The third category effort could cause issues for the fast men situated so close to the finish. A tense chase back on the descent into Ascea should set up an exciting finish.



TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1315-1630 with highlights from 1900 on Sky Sports 4.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:47
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Leaderboard after Stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia
1)fluffed up : 288pts
2)dean michael : 270pts
3)BRECHIN WIND :258PTS
4)North East Titans : 231pts
5)Chappers67 : 147pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4172pts
2)dean michael : 4037pts
3)fluffed up : 3966pts
4)North East Titans : 2383pts
5)Chappers67 : 1528pts
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Old 08-05-2013, 19:20
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Leaderboard after Stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia

1)dean michael : 335pts
2)BRECHIN WIND : 332PTS
3)fluffed up : 324pts
4)North East Titans : 284pts
5)Chappers67 : 161pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4246pts
2)dean michael : 4102pts
3)fluffed up : 4002pts
4)North East Titans : 2436pts
5)Chappers67 : 1542pts

Thursday 9 May – Stage six: Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia, 154km
A stage which every sprinter will have circled in their roadbooks, day six removes all complications in a straight-up drag race between the lead-out trains. Kicking off in Mola di Bari the race again sticks to the coast, passing through Bari as the sprint teams look to keep tabs on the breakaway. The men up front should soak up the points at a pair of sprints in Trani (64.9km) and Barletta (76.4km) before the race arrives at the finishing circuit. Margherita di Savoia will host the finish and two laps of the 16.6km ‘Circuito Delle Saline’. One of only a few chances in the race to duke it out, the sprinters will need to make the most of this opportunity.


TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1315-1630 with highlights from 2200 on Sky Sports 4.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:16
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Leaderboard after Stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia

1)fluffed up : 462pts
2)BRECHIN WIND : 448pts
3)dean michael : 384pts
4)North East Titans : 309pts
5)Chappers67 : 263pts
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Old 10-05-2013, 19:34
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Leaderboard after Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia

1)BRECHIN WIND : 521pts
2)fluffed up : 491pts
3)dean michael : 462pts
4)North East Titans : 326pts
5)Chappers67 : 280pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4349pts
2)dean michael : 4131pts
3)fluffed up : 4062pts
4)North East Titans : 2404pts
5)Chappers67 : 1655pts

Saturday 11 May – Stage eight: Gabicce Mare to Saltara (individual time trial), 55km

The second week kicks off with one of the most important stages of the race as the overall contenders go head to head in a hefty time trial test. The 55km run is deceptive with a number of undulations and a very twisty start following the ramp in Gabicce Mare. Things begin to straighten out following the time check in Pesaro (26km) but the crests and falls remain, notably the ramp up to Novilara. One final time check in Calcinelli should give a real indicator ahead of a final drag up to the finish in Saltara. Surprisingly early in the race for such a pivotal stage, the end result should see gaps open out in the general classification and set the agenda heading into the final two weeks of racing.

TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1330-1630 with highlights from 2000 on Sky Sports 4.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:42
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Leaderboard after Stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia
1)BRECHIN WIND : 586pts
2)fluffed up : 568pts
3)dean michael : 525pts
4)North East Titans : 424pts
5)Chappers67 : 314pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4414pts
2)dean michael : 4194pts
3)fluffed up : 4139pts
4)North East Titans : 502pts
5)Chappers67 : 1689pts

Sunday 12 May – Stage 9: Sansepolcro to Florence, 181km
The riders have one last effort to put in before the first rest day, but it is not an easy one. A 181km medium-mountain stage awaits containing four categorised climbs. The opening 65km are gentle enough, but the road then starts to get lumpy as the riders are taken over the category-two Passo della Consuma (82km) and then the category-one Vallombrosa (107km). Two more climbs – 22km and 11km from the line – will either help a breakaway stay clear or see the field whittled down ahead of a small rise up to the finish line in Florence.

TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1330-1630 with highlights from 1900 on Sky Sports 4.
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Old 14-05-2013, 23:57
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Leaderboard after Stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia

1)BRECHIN WIND : 824pts
2)fluffed up : 757pts
3)dean michael : 746pts
4)North East Titans : 556pts
5)Chappers67 : 421pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4652pts
2)dean michael : 4415pts
3)fluffed up : 4328pts
4)North East Titans : 2634pts
5)Chappers67 : 1796pts

Wednesday 15 May – Stage 11: Tarvisio (Cave del Predil) to Vajont 1963/2013 (Erto e Casso), 184km
The race remains in north-east Italy for the start of stage 11 but then heads west on a route that is largely downhill apart from a pair category-two climbs at 120km and then the finish line. An opening 70km of gentle downhill will likely see a breakaway dart clear, but the GC contenders will be more concerned about marking moves on the long climb to Sella Ciampigotto. The summit is still 60km from the finish line, but riders high up the standings are unlikely to be given any leeway. The road then drops back down ahead of the short, sharp climb to the finish line.

TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1330-1630 with highlights from 1930 on Sky Sports 2.
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:19
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Leaderboard after Stage 11of the Giro d'Italia

1)BRECHIN WIND : 893pts
2)fluffed up : 849pts
3)dean michael : 833pts
4)North East Titans : 628pts
5)Chappers67 : 431pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4721pts
2)dean michael : 4502pts
3)fluffed up : 4420pts
4)North East Titans : 2706pts
5)Chappers67 : 1806pts

Thursday 16 May - Stage 12: Longarone to Treviso, 127km
The sprinters return to the fore for a short stage that the GC contenders could well view as an unofficial rest day. Apart from a couple of minor climbs at 11km, 57km and 93km, the day offers up very few obstacles and is almost certain to finish in a bunch sprint.
TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1330-1630 with highlights from 2130 on Sky Sports 2.
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Old 17-05-2013, 09:41
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Leaderboard after Stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia

1)BRECHIN WIND : 992pts
2)fluffed up : 931pts
3)dean michael : 901pts
4)North East Titans : 668pts
5)Chappers67 : 527pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4820pts
2)dean michael : 4570pts
3)fluffed up : 4502pts
4)North East Titans : 2746pts
5)Chappers67 : 1902pts

Friday 13 May – Stage 13: Busseto to Cherasco, 242km
The race moves to the north-west of Italy for another flat stage, albeit this time almost twice as long as the day before, with the 242km distance being the second-furthest of the race. The parcours is pan-flat for 150km and the only rise in the road of any significance is the category-three climb of Tre Cuni after 217km. The last 20km undulate, but the inclines aren’t testing enough to deter the sprinters’ team setting up a bunch finish.
TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1330-1630 with highlights from 1830 on Sky Sports 4.
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Old 18-05-2013, 09:25
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Leaderboard after Stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia
1)BRECHIN WIND : 1073pts
2)fluffed up : 1027pts
3)dean michael : 995pts
4)North East Titans : 725pts
5)Chappers67 : 593pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 4901pts
2)dean michael : 4664pts
3)fluffed up : 4598pts
4)North East Titans : 2803pts
5)Chappers67 : 1968pts

Saturday 18 May – Stage 14: Cervere to Bardonecchia (Jafferau), 156km
The race returns to the high mountains for the first of two back-to-back summit finishes ahead of the second rest day. A 156km route starts with 70km of flat before the riders are sent up the long climb to the ski resort of Sestriere, which tops out at 125km. The GC contenders are likely to save their attacks, however, because after a sharp descent back down into the Susa Valley, they have to climb back up, first to Bardonecchia, and then further still to the finish line at Jafferau. It’s not the longest or steepest of Italy’s climbs, but legs tired from two weeks of racing will nevertheless find the going tough and gaps could be opened up.

TV coverage: Live on Eurosport between 1330-1630 with highlights from 1930 on Sky Sports 1.
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Old 19-05-2013, 13:51
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Leaderboard after Stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia
1)BRECHIN WIND : 1282pts
2)fluffed up : 1193pts
3)dean michael : 1116pts
4)North East Titans : 860pts
5)Chappers67 : 641pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 5110pts
2)dean michael : 4785pts
3)fluffed up : 4764pts
4)North East Titans : 2938pts
5)Chappers67 : 2016pts

Sunday 20 May - Stage 15: Cesana Torinese to Col du Galibier, 150km
Before the second rest day can be reached the riders are thrown straight back into the high mountains for another brutal stage with a summit finish. After leaving Italy behind and crossing the border into France, the peloton will tackle three categorised climbs, two of which are iconic and regular fixtures in the Tour de France. First up is the category-one Col du Mont Cenis, which although relatively gentle in gradient, drags on for almost 26km. The road then drops back down before entering deep into Tour country with ascents of the category-two Col du Telegraphe (summit at 126km) and then the Col du Galibier, where the finish line waits after 18km of climbing at an average of 6.9 per cent. The race won’t be won on these two climbs, but for some it will be where it is lost. Those who are still in sight of victory after this stage will be the ones who challenge for overall victory in Brescia a week later.
TV coverage: Live on Eurosport 2 between 1130-1630 with highlights from 1900 on Sky Sports 2.
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Old 20-05-2013, 22:28
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Leaderboard after Stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia
1)BRECHIN WIND : 1486pts
2)fluffed up : 1301pts
3)dean michael : 1270pts
4)North East Titans : 942pts
5)Chappers67 : 718pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 5314pts
2)dean michael : 4939pts
3)fluffed up : 4872pts
4)North East Titans : 3020pts
5)Chappers67 : 2093pts

Tuesday 21 May – Stage 16: Valloire to Ivrea, 216km

The riders return to action after the second rest day but are given no chance to ease themselves back in gently. Instead, they are faced with a medium-mountain stage containing two categorised climbs that starts with a frantic descent of the Col du Telegraphe. The road then rises back up over the category-one Col du Montcenis, which summits after 68km, before tackling a fast and winding descent back onto Italian soil as the route swings east towards Turin. The riders get a breather with 110km of flat road, but the category-three climb to Andrate is waiting 17.5km from the line. The breakaway is unlikely to survive the long section of flat, so the winner could well come from a reduced-bunch sprint.
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Old 21-05-2013, 22:23
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Leaderboard after Stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia

1)BRECHIN WIND : 1669pts
2)fluffed up : 1489pts
3)dean michael : 1426pts
4)North East Titans : 1030pts
5)Chappers67 : 787pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 5497pts
2)dean michael : 5095pts
3)fluffed up : 5060pts
4)North East Titans : 3180pts
5)Chappers67 : 2162pts

Wednesday 22 May – Stage 17: Caravaggio to Vicenza, 203km
The general classification contenders get a chance to take it easy as a flat stage moves the emphasis on to the sprinters. The race heads east on a 203km route that passes Brescia and Verona before reaching its climax in Vicenza. There is a complication, however, as the category-four Crosara climb looms just 17km from the finish. If enough riders can break clear of the peloton on its slopes and work together on the run the line, there is potential for a reduced-bunch finish. Otherwise, the day will end in a mass sprint.
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Old 22-05-2013, 22:16
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Leaderboard after Stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia

1)BRECHIN WIND : 1747pts
2)fluffed up : 1583pts
3)dean michael : 1544pts
4)North East Titans : 1145pts
5)Chappers67 : 814pts


Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 5575pts
2)dean michael : 5213pts
3)fluffed up : 5154pts
4)North East Titans : 3223pts
5)Chappers67 : 2189pts

Thursday 23 May - Stage 18: Mori to Polsa individual time trial, 19.4km
The race will be decided over three critical days in the hills, with Thursday’s mountain time trial being followed by back-to-back summit finishes. The time trial offers a major opportunity for general classification contenders to make significant gains on their rivals, with the course climbing for 19.4km up a consistently testing gradient that reaches its maximum at 10 per cent. The road is riddled with hairpin bends as the route twists and turns its way out of Mori and up the hillside towards Polsa. The likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins will look to create gaps to their rivals here to give themselves something to defend in the remaining mountain stages.
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Old 23-05-2013, 21:19
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Leaderboard after Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia

1)BRECHIN WIND : 1927pts
2)dean michael : 1710pts
3)fluffed up : 1706pts
4)North East Titans : 1294pts
5)Chappers67 : 876pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 5755pts
2)dean michael : 5379pts
3)fluffed up : 5277pts
4)North East Titans : 3372pts
5)Chappers67 : 2251pts

Friday 24 May – Stage 19: Ponte di Legno to Val Martello, 138km
The first of the back-to-back summit finishes comes on the brutally hilly yet stunningly picturesque stage 19. The day is actually a relatively short one, at 138km, but there is hardly any flat road as the parcours takes the riders over three epic climbs. First up is the Passo Gavia (17.4km long, average gradient 7.9 per cent, maximum gradient 16 per cent) which tops out at 23km, after which the riders dash down to the ski resort of Bormio, before rearing back up to tackle the legendary Passo di Stelvio (21.3km long, average gradient 7.1 per cent), which summits at 70km. Descending skills will then be tested to their limit on the iconic switchbacks of the eastern flank of the Stelvio, before it’s time for the climb to the summit finish at Val Martello (22.4km long, average 6.1 per cent). In total, the day carries a backbreaking total of 4,300m of climbing.
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