Most climbing is clustered in the first half of the race. Almost from the gun the route goes uphill, which is likely to serve as a launch pad for the breakaway. The gradients are relatively shallow, so all types of riders could be in the mix.
After 20 kilometres the riders reach the highest point before a long descent leads onto the next climb. The length is approximately 13 kilometres and the gradients are – again – doable at around 4%. Another descent leads onto a flat intermediate phase.
The steepest climb of the day appears with roughly 30 kilometres remaining. The 6 kilometres ascent slopes at 6% before a gradual downhill ushers in the last 10 kilometres of the race. Which runs predominantly false flat uphill.
The 2013 Giro d’Italia served a finish in Matera after a flat stage. John Degenkolb took the spoils in a crash marked sprint finale.
Matera is a fascinating place. It has been inhabited from Paleolithic times to this day and it is extremely photogenic. Dozens of movies have been short here, including the new James Bond: No time to die.
Two intermediate sprints – at kilometre 62.1 and 135.1 – come 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 6th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 6: route, profiles, more
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