Once the flag is dropped the route starts to climb. Following an initial drop the KOM-climb to Fonte Della Creta continues. Peaking at 1,254 metres, the ascent is averaging approximately 5%. It’s likely we will see an onslaught of attacks to get in the break away.
After cresting the Fonte Della Creta a 19 kilometres descent runs to a false flat of some 10 kilometres before it goes back up again. The climb to Bruzzolana stops at an elevation of 523 metres. A drop, and then the riders start racing a rolling to hilly parcours for more than 100 kilometres. The first two climbs of the day are toughest, although another KOM-summit is waiting at kilometre 208. The punchy climb to Annifo lies at the end of a false flat section of around 40 kilometres.
In the village of Annifo, at 895 metres, the road drops to 500 metres before the last 20 kilometres or so are played out on the flat.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the last of two intermediate sprints (at kilometre 68.8 and at kilometre 154.2) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 10th stage 2018 Giro d’Italia.
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