The fifteenth stage of the 2013 Giro d’Italia is one not to be missed!
At 149kms, it is not a very long stage comparatively. However, the route from Cesana Torinese to Valloire is sure to be tough on weary legs.
Three climbs make this day undulate up and day the entire day. The first climb is the cat-2 Col du Mont Cenis, marking the entrance of the race into France. Then, for those familiar with the Tour de France, two legendary climbs of that race will await—the col du telegraphe and the Col du Galibier—both incredibly tough and technical climbs. And weather, particularly earlier than the July of the Tour, could also play a factor!
With a rest day the next day, some riders may be willing to make more-daring attacks. Plus, the glory and bragging rights of the Galibier will certainly inspire some of the climbers to come out and play more fiercely.