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Stage 21: Cernusco sul Naviglio – Milano 15.7 km ITT

The final stage on the Giro d'Italia is a flat ITT between Cernusco di Naviglio and Milan. The route amounts to 16.5 kilometres. Unlike last year’s this one is pan flat, on long straights that will hugely favour specialists and could make a few climbers struggle.

The last time that the race finished in the capital of Lombardy was 2017, when Tom Dumoulin won the final maglia rosa by finishing second in a flat ITT of 29.3 kilometres. His compatriot Jos van Emden took the day honours.

The stage starts in the outskirts of Milan and the only checkpoint will be at km 10.3, two thirds of the way and already in the city. The finish will be in front of the famous Duomo.

Last year’s Giro finished with an individual time trial also. Chad Haga took the spoils, while Richard Carapaz sealed the overall victory on a lumpy route in and around Verona.
However this year, it will be the final time trial that decides who becomes the 2020 Giro champion. For the first time in cycling history, every second counts............literally, but will it ultimately top this table?


1. Fiorenzo Magni (I) 124:51:52
2. Ezio Cecchi (I) at 11 seconds

1. Eddy Merckx (B) 113:08:13
2. Gianbattista Baronchelli (I) at 12 seconds

1. Fiorenzo Magni (I) 108:56:12
2. Fausto Coppi (I) at 13 seconds

1. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) 91:39:02
2. Joaquim Rodriguez (Sp) at 16 seconds

1. Felice Gimondi (I) 119:58:15
2. Johan De Muynck (B) at 19 seconds

1. Gastone Nencini (I) 104:45:06
2. Louison Bobet (F) at 19 seconds

1. Jacques Anquetil (F) 94:03:54
2. Gastone Nencini (I) at 28 seconds

1. Paolo Savoldelli (I) 91:25:51
2. Gilberto Simoni (I) at 28 seconds

1. Tom Dumoulin (Nl) 90:34:54
2. Nairo Quintana (Col) at 31 seconds
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