Giro d’Italia Stage 5 PREVIEW

Giro d'Italia
Giro d'Italia

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 CETย 


The Route: Frascati – Terracinaย 

Stage 5 Route
Stage 5 Route

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 dโ€™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.

last km stage 5
The last km stage 5

The final 9.2 km circuit takes place on broad, mostly straight urban roads. There are 3 consecutive bends between 8 and 7ย km from the finish. The home stretch (1,500ย m) is perfectly straight. The finish line sits on 7.5ย m wide tarmac.

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