Giro d’Italia 2019 Stage 6 PREVIEW

Giro d'Italia
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At 238 km, Stage 6 is very long – The cyclists will travel on rolling to hilly terrain from Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo

Stage 6 Plan

Date: 16th May 2019

Length: 236 km

Stage start: 11:20 CET


Stage 6 Route: Cassino – San Giovanni Rotondoย 

Stage 6
Stage 6 Route

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 weโ€™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 raceโ€™s southernmost point in San Giovanni Rotondo. Although the route is hardly ever flat, it doesnโ€™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 โ€“ albeit a short one.


The last km of Stage 6

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%.

Find the favourites for the stage win here (when the race is not in session).