Giro 2020 Route stage 4: Catania – Villafranca Tirrena
Tuesday 6 October - The 4th stage of the Giro d'Italia is 140 kilometres long. The riders ascend and descend the 20 kilometres long Portella Mandrazzi around the halfway mark, while the last 30 kilometres are flat.
Catania is the second largest city on Sicily. Located at the foot of Mount Etna, Catania has seen a number of sprint finishes in the past with Mario Cipollini and Jean-Paul van Poppel powering to victory.
The first part of the route runs along the Mediterranean coast. The route moves through Chianchitta before turning inland at kilometre 38. Slowly but surely the riders approach the only climb of the day, the Portella Mandrazzi. The ascent is 19.5 kilometres long and the average gradient hovers around 4%. The summit is crested at an elevation of 1,125 metres.
A flying descent of 30 kilometes leads to Terme Vigliatore on the north side of Sicily. The final 30 kilometres run along the coast to Villafranca Tirrena.
Another interesting read: results 4th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 4: routes, profiles, more
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