The route revolves around Cividale del Friuli, a medieval town on the bank of the River Natisone, situated almost 20 kilometres east of Udine.
Following the start the route takes in two 30 kilometres loops to the west of Cividale del Friuli before the second loop is – also twice – played out on the northeastern side of town. In both cases the route is gently undulating.
With 21.1 kilometres remaining the riders leave the second loop and head for the toughest section of the day. In San Leonardo they tackle a 6 kilometres climb at 7.1% before a 10.6 kilometres descent flies down to the line on Piazza Duomo in Cividale del Friuli.
Last year, the Giro Rosa ended with a hilly circuit-race. A high-profile group attacked in the last lap and Megan Guarnier sprinted to victory ahead of Amanda Spratt and Katia Niewiadoma. Maglia rosa Anna van der Breggen, Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek van Vleuten were also in that group and they finished as 1, 2 and 3 on GC.
It was Van der Breggen’s second overall victory in the Giro Rosa, as she won before in 2015.
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint (at kilometre 47) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 10th stage 2018 Giro Rosa.
Giro Rosa 2018 stage 10: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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