At 238 km, Stage 6 is very long – The cyclists will travel on rolling to hilly terrain from Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo
Date: 16th May 2019
Length: 236 km
Stage start: 11:20 CET
Stage 6 Route: Cassino – San Giovanni Rotondo
The route can provide two opportunities – the first is for the opportunists to seize the final 20km summit, and the second is for the GC guys to test each other.
A GC team might let the right move go clear or we’ll see the GC teams ride the early breakdown, set a tempo into the final climb and then it will kick off.
The riders head on hilly terrain to the race’s southernmost point in San Giovanni Rotondo. Although the route is hardly ever flat, it doesn’t feature any hard climbs either.
A descending false flat of 50 kilometers runs to the foot of the biggest challenge of the day. The Coppa Casarinelle climb appears at kilometer 205.
The route ascents 15 kilometers at 4.4% before a downhill leads to the second intermediate sprint of the day, which is directly followed by another uphill kick – albeit a short one.
The last kilometers of the race are going either false flat up or false flat down. Following a short lap in San Giovanni Rotondo the final kilometer slopes at approximately 3%.