Giro 2020 Route stage 6: Catania - Villafranca Tirrena

Giro d'Italia 2020Thursday 8 October - The 6th stage of the Giro d'Italia is 138 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. In 2020 gaat het peloton langs de Middellandse zee richting het noorden. 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 mostly 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.

Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 6: route, profile, more

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