Last year, departure place Castelraimondo saw the finish of a tough hilly stage with Wout Poels heading for glory.
The Dutch climber can forget about his chances today. On flat roads the pack races to the Adriatic coast and then along the coast line towards Pescara. Just before reaching the harbour town the riders turn right for an inland spin. Two 10 kilometres laps on a local circuit of rolling roads are to conclude the race.
The arrival is tailor made for the likes of Peter Sagan. Following a short climb with 5 kilometres left the rest of the race is a false flat leading right up to the finish line.
At the line, time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds lay waiting, while two intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each.
Race results/race report stage 6, Tirreno-Adriatico 2016.
Tirreno Adriatico 2016 stage 6: Route maps, height profile, and more
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Start in Castelraimondo
Finish in Cepagatti
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