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16TH OF MAY – SAGRANTINO STAGE – GIRO D’ITALIA 2017

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GIRO D’ITALIA 2017

ITALY TURNS PINK TO CELEBRATE GIRO100

With exactly 100 days left to the start of the 100th edition of Giro d’Italia the host cities celebrate their link with the Corsa Rosa, illuminating their landmarks in pink, including important squares, monuments, roads and special locations.

STAGE 10: SAGRANTINO STAGE >>>>>>> FOLIGNO – MONTEFALCO

16TH MAY 2017, TUESDAY, 39,2 KM

The individual time trial is perfectly flat in the first part, wavy in the second part and on an apparently flat ground in the final part. At the half-way mark, after a short steep climb, the route runs on a wide downhill road. Two intermediate time checks. The finish is by the walls of the medieval village of Montefalco.

STAGE 10

The route is varied, and features a long, flat and straight section, followed by fairly complex climbs and descents. After the start
in Foligno, the route quickly leaves the old town centre (on narrow roads) and takes relatively wide and mainly straight roads for over 12 kilometres, until past Bevagna (time recording). The route then starts to climb at an average 4-5% gradient, and reaches Madonna delle Grazie, where the road becomes a false flat up. A fast-running and technical descent twists and turns all the way to San Marco, where the road flattens and straightens out. The route takes a U-turn in Bastardo (second time recording), then a false-flat uphill drag leads to Montefalco. The slopes are never steep, yet the climb is unrelenting. The road, narrowed at points, leads all the way to the walled city of Montefalco, heading for the finish of the ITT. The final kilometres are slightly uphill. In the last kilometre, the route descends and passes through a gateway, and then goes up again, on a short, steep ramp, leading into the 200-m long, uphill home straight, on 6-m wide asphalt road.