With 228 kilometres the race to Frascati is the fourth longest race in this Giro. The route mostly runs on undulating terrain. At kilometre 32.6 – in Manciano – the first hill is crested and at kilometre 63.3 the riders reach the highest pont of the day in Poggio Evangelista. The course continues in similar fashion across the countryside of the regions Tuscia and Lazio.
The route passes east of Rome and levels out some 40 kilometres before the line only to become undulating again in the finale. A false fat of 5 kilometres continues onto the last 5 kilometres with an average gradient of approximately 4%.
The 1998 Giro also included an Orbetello-Frascati stage. The race boiled down to a bunch sprint with Mario Cipollini taking the flowers. The last visit in Frascati was in 2007 with another sprint. Robert Forster bested Thor Hushovd and Alessandro Petacchi on the line.
Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 4: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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