Welsh veteran Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) will enter the decisive 18.6km uphill time trial on the fearsome Monte Lussari with an advantage of 26 seconds on Slovenia’s Roglic (Jumbo Visma) in a winner-takes-all scenario for the climax of the 106th edition of the Giro.
The Slovenian was in bullish mood after Stage 19, telling reporters:
“I’m happy. It was fun and tomorrow we go full again. It’s good, eh, I got a bit of legs back, so tomorrow we go full.”
With Sunday’s final stage a pan-flat run around Rome for the sprinters, the general classification battle will almost certainly be decided against the clock on Stage 20 – but who will emerge victorious?
How can I watch the Giro d’Italia on TV and live stream?
Every stage will be broadcast in its entirety on Eurosport 1, while you can watch ad-free on discovery+ and eurosport.com.
The UK coverage will be bookended by The Breakaway, presented by Orla Chennaoui, who has Dan Lloyd, Adam Blythe and Robbie McEwen for company.
Rob Hatch, Sean Kelly, Lloyd and Blythe will be in the commentary box, with Jens Voigt and Blythe doing their thing on the back of a motorbike.
What time does Stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia start?
Stage 19 coverage will begin at 10:15 UK time on Friday, May 26.
Stage 20 profile and route map
Giro d’Italia Stage 20 profile and route map: Tarvisio – Monte Lussari
Giro d’Italia 2023 TV schedule and route details
|Stage||Date||Start / Finish||Distance||Breakaway on-air time|
|Stage 1||Sat May 6||Costa dei Trabocchi (Fossacesia Marina) – Ortona||19.6km (ITT)||12:30|
|Stage 2||Sun May 7||Teramo – San Salvo||201km (Flat)||11:00|
|Stage 3||Mon May 8||Vasto – Melfi||216km (Medium mountains)||10:30|
|Stage 4||Tue May 9||Venosa – Lago Laceno||175km (Medium mountains – summit finish)||11:00|
|Stage 5||Wed May 10||Atripalda – Salerno||171km (Flat)||11:30|
|Stage 6||Thu May 11||Napoli – Napoli||162km (Flat)||11:30|
|Stage 7||Fri May 12||Capua – Gran Sasso d’Italia (Campo Imperatore)||218km (High mountains – summit finish)||10:00|
|Stage 8||Sat May 13||Terni – Fossombrone||207km (Medium mountains)||10:30|
|Stage 9||Sun May 14||Savignano sul Rubicone – Cesena (Technogym Village)||35km (ITT)||12:00|
|Rest day||Mon May 15||–||–||–|
|Stage 10||Tue May 16||Scandiano – Viareggio||196km (Flat)||11:00|
|Stage 11||Wed May 17||Camaiore – Tortona||219km (Flat)||10:00|
|Stage 12||Thu May 18||Bra – Rivoli||179km (Medium mountains)||11:00|
|Stage 13||Fri May 19||Borgofranco d’Ivrea – Crans Montana||207km (High mountains – summit finish)||09:30|
|Stage 14||Sat May 20||Sierre – Cassano Magnago||193km (Medium mountains)||10:30|
|Stage 15||Sun May 21||Seregno – Bergamo||195km (High mountains)||10:30|
|Rest day||Mon May 22||–||–||–|
|Stage 16||Tue May 23||Sabbio Chiese – Monte Bondone||203km (High mountains – summit finish)||09:30|
|Stage 17||Wed May 24||Pergine Valsugana – Caorle||195km (Flat)||11:30|
|Stage 18||Thu May 25||Oderzo – Val di Zoldo||161km (Medium mountains)||11:00|
|Stage 19||Fri May 26||Longarone – Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Rif. Auronzo)||183km (High mountains – summit finish)||10:00|
|Stage 20||Sat May 27||Tarvisio – Monte Lussari||18.6km (ITT – summit finish)||10:15|
|Stage 21||Sun May 28||Roma – Roma||135km (Flat)||14:00|
Giro d’Italia 2023 route map
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