Giro 2023 Route stage 2: Teramo - San Salvo

Giro d'Italia 2023Sunday 7 May - The 2nd stage of the Giro d'Italia offers a hilly start and dito middle section. But since the rest of the route is flat, a bunch sprint is the most likely outcome. The race is 202 kilometres long.

The stage opens with a downhill false flat before entering a 5.4 kilometres climb at 4.4%. The route continues to up or down at shallow gradients before the riders reach the coast after almost 50 kilometres. For almost one hour the roads couldn’t be flatter, as the Giro is racing at sea level.

A 4.2 kilometres climb at 5.4% in Silvi appears at kilometre 80 and another hour on the flat later the last hills follow in quick succession. First a 4.5 kilometres climb at 6.2% in Chieti and the last hurdle of the day follows in Ripa Teatina – 1.9 kilometres at 5.8%.

The route returns to the coast in Ortona and heads further southward along the Adriatic Sea to the finish in San Salvo. The last 65 kilometer are flat.

The home straight in San Salvo is exactly what the name implies – straight as an arrow for 1 kilometre.

Stage 2 is mainly played out on the same roads as the 7th stage of the 2021 Giro. That race finished in Termoli, where Caleb Ewan sprinted to a commanding victory.

The second intermediate sprint comes with time bonuses of 3, 2 and 1 seconds, while 10, 6 and 4 seconds are awarded to the first three riders on the line.

Ride the route yourself? Download GPX stage 2 2023 Giro d’Italia.

Another interesting read: results 2nd stage 2023 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 2: route, profiles, more

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