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.
The finale features three short climbs in the last 20 kilometres. Firstly uphill to Fuscaldo – 2 kilometres at 6.8% – before a drop ushers in a rolling section to the line. The finale is a 2 kilometres ascent at 5.3% building up to 8% in the last 600 metres.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the final intermediate sprint (at kilometre 118.2) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
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