The 5th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico finished in Filottrano to honour Michele Scarponi and now the Giro does the same with a passage. The ‘Muro di Filottrano’ serves as the first punchy climb of the day with ramps up to 14%.
The finale begins 10 kilometres before the line with a 700 metres climb at 9% and, again, ramps of up to 14%. But the party starts to really get going on the local round in Osimo. Firstly, a cobble slope of 250 metres with 16% grades before bike handling is a prerequisite on a fast drop down further into the old town. Another punchy climb goes up for 600 metres at an average gradient of 13%, while shortly before the line another 600 metres slope at 10% lays waiting. The streets of Osimo are extremely narrow so positioning is important.
Names that spring to mind when talking punchy and cobbled climbs are Wellens, Stybar, and Mohoric.
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*** Tim Wellens, Zdenek Stybar, Diego Ulissi, Enrico Battaglin
** Tom Dumoulin, Matej Mohoric, Gianluca Brambilla, Alexei Lutsenko
* Davide Formolo, Mads Pedersen, Ben Hermans, Valerio Conti
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