Giro d’Italia Stage 20 – Passa del Tonale

by CyclingTips

The spectacle of Stage 20 is another reason why I love the Giro so much. What other race sends the riders up snow capped mountains with ski season still in full swing?    The organizers had a few other routes planned in case snow fell like the forecast had predicted, however judging by past history it would have taken a blizzard for them to change the route.

How exciting was it seeing Lloydie battling it out for the mountains classification and getting back the jersey!

Basso starting and finishing the day in Pink. Photo RCS Sport
Photo RCS Sport
Italian fans still love their Basso (Photo RCS Sport)
Vino was up there early on battling it out with Matty Lloyd for the KOM points
Basso always up front like he should be. (Photo RCS Sport)
Basso having his team keep him up front, like it should be (Photo RCS Sport)
Photo RCS Sport
All I can say is, EPIC!
Richie Porte right up there with the big guns! 19th place was his result today and sitting in 6th on GC
Pozzato was almost 26mins back at the finish today

The gruppetto just trying to make it through the day
Photo RCS Sport
Johann Tschopp takes the win after battling it out up the Gavia with Simoni who wanted his last Giro win of his career (RCS Sport)
Cadel gets second on the stage at 16 seconds back. (RCS Sport)
You can't say Cadel didn't fight for it. He's 5th on GC at 3:47 down on Basso
Basso and Scarponi fight it out for 3rd and 4th. Basso holding onto Pink (RCS Sport)

Arroyo rolling across the line in 5th.

Photo RCS Sport
Photo RCS Sport

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