Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 Route stage 3: Follonica - Sacrofano

Tirreno-Adriatico stage 3Thursday 10 September - The longest race of the Tirreno-Adriatico is played out on the third day of action. The 233 kilometres race runs from Follonica to a technical finale and, ultimately, an uphill finish in Sacrofano.

Two years ago Marcel Kittel sprinted to victory in Follonica and now the riders click into their pedals in the tourist site on the Tyrrhenian sea. The riders are off for a long and hilly day.

The first 50 kilometres are flat and then the long ascent to Scansano begins. The climb is far from steep, but the route does climb for approximately 17 kilometres. The village is situated at an elevation of 566 metres.

On lumpy roads the route continues in southeasterly direction to the foot of the toughest ascent of the day. The Poggio Nibbio peaks out at 890 metres and the summit is reached after 10 kilometres of climbing at 6%.

A long descent takes the riders to the final section of 35 kilometres on undulating terrain. The route goes either up or down and, given the technical nature of the finale, fireworks are to be expected.

The last 5 kilometres open with an uphill kicker before continuing false flat to a short descent. Another false flat leads onto the flamme rouge, where the gradient increases. The last few hundred metres of the race go up at 6.2%.

The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint at kilometre 190.1 comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.

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