The first 90 kilometres are flat, but when the race moves through Manfredonia to enter the peninsula the route gets more lumpy. The Monte Sant’Angelo is the first obstacle, which is an ascent of 8.7 kilometres with an average gradient of 6.6%. A gradual descent of almost 20 kilometres leads back to the coast and until the Coppa Santa Tecla appears the road goes either up or down. The Coppa Santa Tecla slopes 3 kilometres at 6% before it flattens out. The summit is crested with almost 50 kilometres remaining.
On a lumpy route the riders continue in the direction of the finish place.
Just after moving through Vieste for the first time, the Giro turns inland again to tackle a 14.5 kilometres loop which features a sharp climb on the Via Saragat – 1 kilometre long and with ramps up to 17%. The route descends false flat onto the last 2 kilometres on the flat. The home straight begins just after the flamme rouge.
The intermediate sprint at kilometre 185.5 come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds, while time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds are awarded to the first three riders on the line.
Another interesting read: results 8th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 8: routes, profiles, more
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