The final stop of the Giro d’Italia is, quite suitably, Milan. The second most-populated city in Italy, Milan is a bustling centre of commerce, finance and industry. A global city, Milan is home to a strong stock exchange, wealthy banks and endless retail shopping centres and high streets. But Milan isn’t all about money and commerce, the Milanese culture and history is a rich tapestry, and can be found around every corner and piazza.
Notable historical stand-outs include the Duomo di Milano and the Santa Maria delle Grazie – or, to you and I, the Milan Cathedral and the place where they keep Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. If you arrive by train, you’ll find yourself immediately placed inside another architectural spectacle, the Stazione di Milano Centrale, Milan’s main train station and gateway to Europe and the rest of Italy. Even if you don’t arrive by train, make the station an item on your list to check off, it’s grand arches and stunning exterior tell of a city booming with growth and trade.
The final stage is a 185km flat ride with a few bends and turns on the way to Milan. Passing inbetween two major cities on a relatively smooth course, the peloton is likely to catch a glimpse of some scenic and well-varied views as they ride alongside it.
The profile of stage 21 is extremely flat, and it is maybe even the flattest stage yet in the 2015 Giro d’Italia.
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