After a rest day on Monday, the riders will be back on the course Tuesday morning for Stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia. Riders will need to be well rested, as Stage 10 includes two significant mountain climbs.
The 167-kilometer stage will begin in Cordenons and end in Altopiano Del Montasio. The first climb, known as the Passo Cason di Lanza, will challenge riders, as it features two ascents. Riders will begin to climb, only to enter a downhill section. It won't last long, however, as riders will soon begin climbing again to finish the first ascent. The stage will then end with a final climb that has an average rise of eight percent, with gradients of up to 16 percent.
The high mountain stage should begin to separate the leaders from the rest of the pack, as those who are unable to keep up with accents could fall off the pace. With Tuesday's race posing a significant challenge for all riders, it may not be a race leader, but instead a climbing specialist, who comes out with the stage victory. A stage map and profile can be found at Cycling News.
The stage will begin 6:35 a.m. ET. Live television coverage of the day's stage will begin at 9:30 a.m. on beIN Sport, a channel that is carried by most of the big American carriers, including Comcast, Dish Network, DirecTV and Verizon FiOS.