Giro 2018 Route Stage 5: Agrigento - Santa Ninfa

Giro 2018 stage 5Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - At 152 kilometres, the 5th stage of the Giro d'Italia travels from Agrigento to Santa Ninfa. It's the second leg on Sicily and once again the race is played out on hilly terrain.

Agrigento has a somewhat tainted reputation, although the town itself really isn’t to blame. The 2nd stage of the 2008 Giro d’Italia turned out to be won by Ricardo Ricco. No further comment. And in a more distant past – 1994 to be precise – Luc Leblanc took the rainbow jersey in Agrigento. No further comment. The Sicilian town with Greek origins could use a fresh start and clean slate as far as cycling goes. Stage 5 starts here.

Following 77 kilometres on the flat the route climbs to 430 metres, which is the highest elevation of the day. The race continues on rolling to hilly roads terrain another climb appears with 27 kilometres left. It’s a gradual ascent to Poggioreale and following a short drop the route climbs further to an altitude of 418 metres. Finally, a 10 kilometres descent leads to a short uphill stretch into Santa Ninfa.

Giro d’Italia 2018 stage 5: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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