Giro Rosa – stage 9: Watch replay

The battle of Malga Montasio

Starting with loops around Gemona, the penultimate stage of this year’s Giro Rosa had a gentle introduction that lead to a tough mountain top finish on Malga Montasio. Racing alongside the Tagliamento and Fella rivers, the opening kilometres were mostly flat, with one kicker at 75 km. From there, the road steadily began to rise as the peloton made its way to the base of the final climb – a 13 km category 1 GPM. The tough uphill finish provided another opportunity for the GC contenders to battle it out, and with a flatter stage tomorrow, it was quite possibly the last.

Length: 125.5 km / 78 miles

Start: Gemona

Finish: Malga Montasio

Fact of the day: Today's stage will see the peloton pass by the Fort of Osoppo. A national monument since 1923, the Fort dates back to the middle ages and was an integral part of the Venetian's defence of the Austrian border.

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