The route runs clockwise. Once the flag is dropped the peloton passes through Pincara and Villamranzo to arrive in Bosaro. At the foot of the statue of the late Franco Ballerini, double winner in Paris-Roubaix, the first intermediate sprint takes place.
The second intermediate sprint is in Ferrara, almost 45 kilometres down the road, while the riders are back where it all started at kilometre 102. One lap in Occhiobello and then we should see a bunch sprint.
Last year’s Giro Rosa saw four bunch sprints, resulting in a double victory for Giorgia Bronzini, while Chloe Hosking and Tiffany Cromwell took one win each.
The intermediate sprints (at kilometre 50.0 and at kilometre 94.1) come with time bonuses of 3, 2 and 1 second and the first three riders on the line take 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 4th stage 2017 Giro Rosa.
Giro Rosa 2017 stage 4: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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