Day 5 is a return to centre stage for sprinters with a 140km stage loaded with climbs before a flat roll into the finish in Terracina
Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019
Length: 140 km
Stage Start: 13:55 CET
The Route: Frascati – Terracina
The route is mostly flat, starts downhill and finishes along the Tyrrhenian coast, with just a short climb 50 km before the finish.
The climb is averaging 4% to Rocca Priora, but also takes in ramps up to 10%. Following the descent it goes back uphill again on the road to Rocca di Papa. It is a hard climb of approximately 5 kilometres with an average gradient of 7% and maximum ramps of 20%.
In the central part of the route, the roadway is narrowed and very worn out at points. The end of the stage is raced on wide and well-paved fast roads.
The route continues through the Parco dei Castelli Romani, a Natural Regional Park with two beautiful lakes. The Giro d’Italia penetrates the region of Lazio.
A long descent runs south and after more than 30 kilometres on the flat the last hurdle appears in Sezze Scalo.
A 4.3 kilometres ascent at 5% leads to Sezze before the route continues a few more kilometres at a lesser gradient. With around 47 kilometres remaining the riders fly down a descent and the last 40 kilometers are played out on the flat.
The final 9.2 km circuit takes place on broad, mostly straight urban roads. There are 3 consecutive bends between 8 and 7 km from the finish. The home stretch (1,500 m) is perfectly straight. The finish line sits on 7.5 m wide tarmac.