Giro 2017 Route stage 7: Castrovillari - Alberobello
Friday, 12 May 2017 – At 224 kilometres, stage 7 in the Giro d’Italia travels from Castrovillari to Alberobello. Expect the route on flat to rolling roads to boil down to a bunch sprint.
Both Castrovillari and Alberobello are located in the south of Italy, yet the departure place in the west and the arrival place in the east. As the crow flies the route is 185 kilometres, so the riders don’t have to take any detours.
It’s been twenty years since the Giro last visited Castrovillari. The 10th stage left here and at the end of the day Mario Cipollini jumped to the kisses of the podium girls.
For Alberobello it’s a first in the Giro d’Italia. The village is famed for its ‘trulli’. You’ll find these typical dry stone houses with a conical roof all around Apulia, yet in today’s arrival place whole districts are packed with trulli.
Not only did the Giro never visit Alberobello, it’s been three years since the race was in the vicinity. In 2014 Nacer Bouhanni took a bunch sprint in nearby Bari. Chances are the fast men will have it their way again in Apulia.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the last intermediate sprint (at at kilometre 167.7) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
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