The climb is 1.9 kilometres at 9.6%, which comes with a 2nd category label.
In recent years, the Gaiarine-San Fior stage is becoming somewhat of a certainty in the Giro Rosa, as the race was played out in last two editions also. In 2014, Emma Pooley took the win while Megan Guarnier was the victor in 2015. On both occasions it was stage 5 – Barbara Guarischi took stage 1 in last year’s Giro Rosa.
On the line in San Fior time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds lay waiting, while two intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 second each. The last intermediate sprint is with 7 kilometres to go.
Stage 1 in the 2016 Giro Rosa leaves at 12:30 and the finish is to be expected at around 15:05 – both are local times.
Giro Rosa 2016 Stage 1: Route maps, height profiles, etc.
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