Giro 2017 Route stage 2: Olbia – Tortolì

Giro 2017 Route 2nd stageSaturday, 6 May 2017 – Stage 2 in the 2017 Giro d'Italia leads over a number of passes in Sardinia's interior. Still, don't be suprised if the 208 kilometres boils down to a bunch sprint in the streets of Tortolì as the last 50 kilometres are mainly downhill.

Stage 2 in the 2017 Giro d’Italia leaves where stage 1 ended: Olbia. The riders head south on gently climbing roads to arrive in Orune. A drop leads to the foot of the climb to Nuoro, where the front group will battle it out for KOM points. By then, we are halfway the route of stage 2 in the Giro.

Following the descent the roads start to go up again from Lago del Cedrino all the way to Genna Silana, a mountain pass on the east side of Sardinia. From lake to the highest point, the climb totals 26.6 kilometres, but don’t expect a Stelvio-like torture – the average gradient is only 3.3%. The steepest sections, up to 6.9%, are in the first 6 kilometres of the climb.

The pass is located at an elevation of 1,002 metres. Once crested, the rest of the race is almost entirely downhill.

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