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 climbs into Partanna for an intermediate sprint before descending to sea level 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 3.7 kilometres at 5.3% 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 46.1 and 136.9 – 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.
Another interesting read: results 2nd stage 2021 Giro.
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