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.
Results/race report 6th stage 2017 Giro.
Giro 2017 stage 6: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Related articles Riders - Giro 2017 Withdrawals - Giro 2017 Route and stages - Giro 2017 Favourites - Giro 2017 More articles
Visit the Tour de France
Tour de France 2019: The Route
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 1: Brussels - Brussels
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 2: Brussels - Brussels
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 3: Binche - Epernay
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges - Colmar
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 6: Mulhouse - La Planche des Belle Filles
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 13: ITT in Pau
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 14: Tarbes - Col du Tourmalet
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 15: Limoux - Prat d'Albis
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Tignes
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 20: Albertville - Val Thorens
Vuelta 2019: Route and rumours
Giro 2019: The Route
Giro 2019 Route stage 1: Bologna - San Luca
Giro 2019 Route stage 9: Riccione - San Marino
Giro 2019 Route stage 16: Lovere - Ponte di Legno
Giro 2019 Route stage 17: Commezzadura - Anterselva
Giro 2019 Route stage 19: Treviso – San Martino di Castrozza
Giro 2019 Route stage 20: Feltre - Croce d'Aune/Monte Avena
Giro 2019 Route stage 21: ITT in Verona
Tour Down Under 2019: The Route
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019: The Route
Volta a Catalunya 2019: The Route
E3 BinckBank Classic 2019: The Route
Tour of Flanders 2019: The Route
Cycling Calendar 2019
Quick Results Service