Giro d’Italia 2016 Route stage 2: Arnhem – Nijmegen
Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Stage 2 in the 2016 Giro d'Italia is a 190 kilometres race leading from Arnhem to Nijmegen, both located in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Despite some modest climbs this one should be for the fast men. After all we are in one of the flattest countries on earth...
Crossing the River Rhine via the John Frost Bridge and the Nelson Mandela Bridge the pack leaves Arnhem and heads for the Veluwe, an area dense with forest. Passing touristic places Hoenderloo and Otterlo the riders heads back to the Rhine. In Rhenen a first minor obstacle appears: Grebberg, a 600 metres climb at 7,1%.
Passing through the Betuwe, a typical Dutch region located between two rivers, Rhine and Waal, the riders reach the forest-rich and slightly hilly section to the southeast of Nijmegen. The first KOM points in the 2016 Giro are to be earned at the Van Randwijckweg. This 1 kilometre climb at 6.8% is getting steeper near the top with a maximum grade of 12%.
After cresting there are 35 kilometres left to the finish. A local circuit of 8.6 kilometres is to be taken twice before stage 2 in the 2016 Giro d’Italia is likely to conclude with a bunch sprint.
At the line, time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds lay waiting, while two intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each.
Race results/race report stage 2, 2016 Giro d’Italia.
Giro 2016 Stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, etc.
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