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May 23 update: The Giro d'Italia is a climbers race of course, so it's fitting we have an uphill time-trial for Stage 16. You rarely see an uphill time trial in other races, but this is the 7th straight Giro d'Italia that will feature one. Although, not as difficult as the Plan de Corones wall (photos) used several times over the past few years, the 12.7 km climb to Nevegal, in the Dolomites, will be good entertainment nonetheless. After starting out rather tame including some descending, the last 7.3 km will average 8.2% with the last 4 km being the steepest averaging 10% and maxing out at 14%.

Katusha's pure climber Joaquim Rodríguez has been a disappointment at this Giro, but here's a chance to redeem himself. You know Alberto Contador will be near the top, but he isn't likely to go too deep to preserve himself for the tough final week. Stefano Garzelli won the steeper Plan de Corones course last year, but he probably spent too many bullets in his solo bid to win the Queen Stage before the rest day. Igor Anton, the Monte Zoncolan winner, will be looking to up the Euskaltel Euskadi stage winning streak to three. Michele Scarponi looked very solid on the finishing climb before the rest day and he'll be extra motivated given he's second on GC and hasn't won a stage so far. Rest assured, there will be some dead legs following the long slog on Sunday and Monday's day off. — Steve
Stage 16 ITT Start Order and Times
After the rest day, Giro resumes with uphill time trialvelonews
Scarponi "Yes, I think I can win"
 Stage 16 Flyover (00:34) —