The hardest climb of the day comes early. At kilometre 20 the riders crest the Svábvár in the Carpathian Mountains, which is an ascent of roughly 3 kilometer at 7%, mainly of interest for riders who are eyeing the first KOM jersey. Another picturesque climb leads around the halfway point to Gorba-tető, but – again – this is nothing special is terms of gradients. The last uphill leads to the Abbey of Pannonhalma, which is short and sharp climb before the last 25 kilometres are perfect to arrange the first Grand Tour bunch of 2020 sprint in Györ.
In last year’s Giro, Arnaud Démare was in a class of his own. The Frenchman stormed to four sprint victories.
Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 2: route, profile, more
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