The first 4 kilometres run along the coast and are as flat as can be. The course then turns inland and becomes a very gentle false flat. At kilometre 19.7 the riders enter San Marino and the road starts to point uphill at kilometre 22.6. A climb of 5.4 kilometres slopes at an average gradient of 6.7% before a rolling section leads to the final uphill. The last 2.2 kilometres to the line rise at 6.4%, while this section also includes a kick up of 500 metres at 9.4%.
The 2018 Giro d’Italia featured one long ITT, which was predominantly flat. Rohan Dennis powered to victory ahead of Tony Martin and Tom Dumoulin. The last long and hilly ITT in the Giro was played out two years ago when eventual GC winner Dumoulin blew the competition away.
Another interesting read: race results 9th stage 2019 Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 9: routes, profiles, more
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