The race starts in Sicily’s interior. Following a hilly opening phase the route continues towards the coast. After almost 40 kilometres there are KOM points available in Santa Ninfa atop a 4 kilometres climb at 4%. The route then descends into Castelvetrano and for ten of kilometres the route travels along Sicily’s south coast.
The last part of the race is more bumpy. The riders move through Porte Empedocle (intermediate sprint) to continue onto the finish climb. The road to Agrigento rises for 4 kilometres at 4% on smooth asphalt.
Agrigento is a city with a long history on the southern coast of Sicily. It was one of the leading cities in Ancient Greece, although it was named different then – Akragas. The city is build on a hill, which shows in the finale of stage 2.
Two intermediate sprints – at kilometre 37.6 and 137.9 – comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each, while the first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia starts at 12.45 and the race is expected to finish around 16.30 – both are local times (CEST).
Another interesting read: favourites to win stage 2 in the Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 2: routes, profiles, more
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