The Giro visited Cassino in 2014. A crash in the town shook up the peloton just before hitting the the final climb to Montecassino, the Benedictine Abbey on a rock plateau above Cassino. Michael Matthews, Tim Wellens, Cadel Evans and Matteo Rabottini survived the 8.6 kilometres ascent before crossing the line in that order.
Cassino is included in the 2019 Giro d’Italia as a start. The riders head on hilly terrain to the race’s southernmost point in San Giovanni Rotondo. Although the route is hardly ever flat, it doesn’t feature hard climbs either. A downhill false flat of 50 kilometres runs to the foot of the biggest challenge of the day. The ascent to Coppa Casrinelle appears at kilometre 204.5. The route climbs 16 kilometres at approximately and this might be too much for some sprinters. A short drop leads to an equally short climb before the finale is a dozen kilometres on flat to mildly downhill roads.
Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 6: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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