After starting in the well preserved star fort Palmanova, roads are going steadily up for 42 kilometres. Nothing to be worried about, the average grade is just 0.5%.
Then comes the climb up Montemaggiore, close to the Slovenian border. The climbs totals at 8.3 kilometres with the first 2.5 kilometres at a 6.6% grade and the rest of the ramp at an impressive 10.5%.
Upon cresting the riders are awarded with a 14 kilometres drop, albeit the nosedive is interrupted by a 2 kilometres climb with a steepest 16% sector near the top.
Once in the valley the asphalt goes back up again with a 9 kilometres climb at 4.8%. That’s an average percentage and in fact the statistic is meaningless as the ascent to Crai is the apogee of irregularity. The first 4 kilometres come with an average gradient at 9.7%, so you can do the math regarding the second part.
A flat section of around 30 kilometres features a first passage in the arrival town and then two climbs close the stage. Cima Porzus, totalling at 8.75 kilometres, comes with a false flat opening kilometre before the rest of the climb brings an average grade at 8.6% and a steepest sector at 16% to the table.
Following an 11 kilometres drop the last climb appears. The road to Valle is 6.2 kilometres in length and goes up by a an average grade of 7.8%. A technical descent takes the riders to Campeglio and after 7 flat kilometres the winner raises his hands in glory in Cividale del Friuli.
At the line, time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds lay waiting, while intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each.
Race results/race report stage 13, Giro d’Italia 2016.
Giro 2016 Stage 13: Route maps, height profiles, etc
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