It may be downplayed as a ‘hilly’ stage in the road manual but make no mistake: Stage 7 will be brutal.
The Giro d’Italia journeys from Diamante to Potenza via four categorised climbs, with nearly 4500m of elevation awaiting the peloton. It’s no wonder that Eurosport expert Adam Blythe has dubbed Friday’s stage as “one of the hardest” of this year’s race.
Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) heads into the land of altitude on the back of successive disappointments, failing to bridge a gap with his team-mates to the front group on Stage 5 before seeing Arnaud Demare and Caleb Ewan sweep past him for a Stage 6 photo finish.
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Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek–Segafredo) begins the day in pink for a second time, with the Spaniard boasting a 38-second lead over Lennard Kamna (Bora-hansgrohe).
HOW CAN I WATCH THE GIRO ON TV AND LIVE STREAM?
Each and every stage will be broadcast in its entirety on Eurosport, discovery+ and GCN+, bookended by The Breakaway, presented by Orla Chennaoui and Dan Lloyd. Rob Hatch and Hannah Walker will be in the commentary box with regular contributions from pundits Robbie McEwen, Sean Kelly and Adam Blythe, with Bradley Wiggins doing his thing on the back of a motorbike.
WHEN IS STAGE 7?
Tune in from 10:15-17:00 BST to watch Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia. Watch the action on Eurosport 1, with uninterrupted coverage on discovery+
STAGE 7 PROFILE AND ROUTE MAP
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Stream the Giro d'Italia live and on-demand on discovery+. You can also watch all the action live on eurosport.co.uk.
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