The Giro did not return to the third largest cirty of Italy since the Grande Partenza of 2013. Back then, the 1st stage was a criterium race and Mark Cavendish turned out on top. The ManX Missile outgunned Elia Viviani and Nacer Bouhanni on the line.
This year’s Napels stage will also feature a criterium, although the route is much hillier than in 2013. Each lap features the Monte di Procida and the Lucrine Lake climb on the Phlegraean Peninsula to the west of Napels.
The 19 kilometres circuit is preceded by a loop towards Lago di Patria. The riders enter the lumpy round after approximately 50 kilometres and it will be completed four times before the riders go back to Naples.
A climb of 3.4 kilometres is crested on the Discesa Coroglio with 7 kilometres to go. The riders descend to the waterfront to finish on the seaside promenade Via Fransesco Caracciolo.
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The race is expected to finish around 17:15 local time (CEST). Please see scheduled times in underneath slideshow for further details.
Another interesting read: results 8th stage 2022 Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 8: route, profile, more
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