Giro Rosa 2018 Route stage 6: Sovico - Gerola Alta
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - At 114.1 kilometres, stage 6 on the Giro Rosa travels from Sovico to an uphill finish in Gerola Alta. The route runs mostly on the flat, but the last 15 kilometres climb with an average gradient of 5.4%.
The race sets off in Sovico, some 30 kilometres north of Milan. The route continues further north to the Dolomite mountains, yet the route runs mostly on the flat. After 15 kilometres a false flat take the riders to an elevation of 357 metres before descending to Lago di Annone and Lago Maggiore. The route move through Lecco and heads further north on the banks of the enchanting lake. With mountains all around the course remains predominantly flat. Just before reaching the northernmost end of the Lago Maggiore a right turn leads inland. A little more than 10 kilometres later the climb to the line begins in Morbegno.
The first slopes are quite doable – false flat and stretches up to 4%, basically. Then the average gradients goes up to 6% with steepest ramps of 9%. With 3.5 kilometres remaining the route flattens out before the last kilometre once again goes up at 6%.
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the only intermediate sprint (at kilometre 90.7) comes with 3, 2 and 1 second.
The Giro Rosa’s 6th stage begins at 12:15 and the expected finish is around 15:16 – both are local times (scheduled times).
Giro Rosa 2018 stage 6: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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