False flat up, false flat down – that’s the route in the first 20 kilometres. The riders then move through Pompei and continue towards the foot of the foot of the Valico di Chiunzi, a 9.8 kilometres climb at 6.1%. After the KOM points have been awarded the route continues to climb for a bit until the descent begins at kilometre 54.
The riders reach the Mediterranean in Amalfi and continue along the coast in northerly direction. The route returns to climbing before Positano and it runs all the way to the peninsula bordering the southern part of the Gulf of Naples. This way, the Capo di Mondo adds up to 14.7 kilometres, but the gradients are very shallow. The hardest part is the last 5 kilometres and this is still only 4.2%.
The riders fly down technical descent into Sorrento to head off towards Naples again. The last 60 kilometres are as good as flat.
The Tour of Italy visited the Naples 47 times before. The first time was in 1909 and the last time was last year, when Thomas De Gendt won the stage from the breakaway.
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