Giro d’Italia 2021 Stage 21 (3 stars)
Sunday, May 30
29.4km (time trial)
Race to the Duomo
At almost 30 kilometers, the concluding stage’s time trial is long enough for a strong TT rider to make up a minute or more on whoever is wearing the pink jersey, especially as the course is perfectly flat and the buildings of Milan will protect riders from any wind. Also, there are two dozen right-angle turns where the more powerful men can gain time accelerating out of each bend. If homeboy Ganna is still in the race, he’ll likely take the stage honors, but we hope that most attention will be paid to a 12th-hour fight between the podium seekers. The winners will be crowned, once more, at the foot of Milan’s magnificent Gothic cathedral, Il Duomo.
SCHEDULE (all times EDT)
Senago (Piazza Aldo Moro), start (0km): 7:35 a.m. (first starter), 10:44 a.m. (last starter); Cascina Battiloca, 1st time split (9.2km, 20.2km to go): 7:46 a.m. (first starter), 10:54 a.m. (last starter); Sesto San Giovanni, 2nd time split (18.6km, 10.6km to go): 7:57 a.m. (first starter), 11:05 a.m. (last starter); Milano (Piazza Duomo), finish (29.4km): 8:08 a.m. (first starter), 11:15 a.m. (last starter).