Giro 2018 Route Stage 4: Catania - Caltagirone

Giro 2018 stage 4Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - At 191 kilometres, the 4th stage of the Giro d'Italia is a hilly endeavour. The route into remote, inland Sicily is marked by roads that are going either up or down.

Following the rest day in Catania, the Italian leg of the Giro starts in the place on the east coast of Sicily. The riders head south-west, into the centre of the island. The route is an onslaught of hills, false flats, and short sharp climbs. Seems to be a perfect day for a break away, while GC guys have to be alert not to lose time on this demanding terrain.

The route travels to Caltagirone, a town build on three hills at an elevation of 600 metres. During the Middle Ages Caltagirone was also known as Queen of the Mountains, which must sound enticing to the punchy guys in the peloton. Or, even better, in the break of the day.

Or are we going to see a first clash of the GC contenders?

Whatever the outcome, chances are that the stage winner in Caltagirone will receive a pink bonus.

Giro d’Italia 2018 stage 4: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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