The 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia was altered due to high-altitude rain, causing snow on some of the route's climbs. Initially it was thought that the weather would greatly alter the route, but the rain subsided slightly, allowing for all but the final four kilometers of the Col du Galibier to go on as planned. The 238-kilometer Stage 16 is the third-longest of the Giro d'Italia, moving from Valloire to Ivrea.
How cyclists manage the Giro's second rest day will be key to how they manage the 16th stage. It features an early climb, followed by a sustained length of flat or downhill riding. The final kicker is a 500-meter climb at the end of the stage. Cycling News features an excellent map of the stage, including its initial climb on the Col du mont Cenis.
Stage 16 began at 5:10 a.m. ET, and TV coverage begins in the United States at 9:30 a.m. ET on beIN Sport US.