Vieste is located on a peninsula. When the Giro moves through Manfredonia after roughly 100 kilometres 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.
Just before entering Vieste, the riders turn inland to tackle a 13 kilometres local loop which features a punchy climb on the Via Saragat. The same round features twice and the kick-up appears again with almost 10 kilometres out.
Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 9: route, profile, more
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