Giro 2017 Route stage 6: Reggio Calabria - Terme Luigiane

Giro 2017 Route 6th stageThursday, 11 May 2017 - At 207 kilometres, stage 6 in the 2017 Giro d'Italia is the first to be played out on the Italian mainland. The route leads from Reggio Calabria tot an interesting finale in Terme Luigiane.

After crossing the Straight of Messina, stage 6 in the Giro d’Italia leaves from Reggio Calabria, a place in the toe of the Italian boot. With 27 kilometres done the climb to Barritteri kick in. Out of a total of 11 kilometres, the first half is toughest.

The riders descent to Gioia Tauro and following a flat 10 kilometres section the stage travels uphill to Vibo Valentina at 514 metres above sea level. The descents leads via Pizzo Calabro, home of the world famous Italian dessert Tartufo. The riders won’t have time for this ice-bomb with melted chocolate inside as a treacherous section awaits them. The next 75 kilometres are flat and lead along the coast line, so with cross winds echelons could tear up the peloton.

The finale features three short climbs in the last 20 kilometres, while the finish is on top of the last one. Perfect arrival for the likes of Gilbert.

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