Eight loops, to be precise – and they all amount to 16.5 kilometres. That’s basically all there is to today’s stage. Flat roads and eight inspections of the finish line, three of which are also an intermediate sprint. The final 3 kilometres of the circuit are rather technical and the section through town is pepped up by cobbles and sharp bends.
Corbetta lies some 30 kilometres west of Milan. In 2013, Marianne Vos bested Giorgia Bronzini on this very course in a two-up sprint.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprints (at kilometre 33, at kilometre 66, and at kilometre 99) come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 3rd stage 2018 Giro Rosa.
Giro Rosa 2018 stage 3: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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