Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 Route stage 5: Pieve Torina - Loreto

Tirreno-Adriatico stage 5Saturday 12 September - At 181 kilometres, the 5th stage on the Tirreno-Adriatico travels from Pieve Torina to Loreto. The Italians call it a ‘Tappa dei Muri’ because of the steep ascents, including the final drag to the line.

Except for a few moderate hills the first 70 kilometres runs false flat downhill. Then the profile of the race shifts. Following climbs to Montecassiano and Montefano the Tirreno climbs to Osimo, where Simon Yates outgunned Tom Dumoulin a nail-biter of a finale in the 2018 Giro d’Italia.

After crossing the finish line for the first time the route continues onto a local lap of 25.4 kilometres, which is ridden three times. The Recanati climb features in each round and it is a nasty hurdle of 4.5 kilometres with a double digit ramp early on. The climb evens out later and the average gradient sits 4.6%, although another kick-up at 14% appears just before the top. Last year, Jakob Fuglsang soloed to victory in Recanati, finishing 40 seconds ahead of Adam Yates with Primoz Roglic another 16 seconds further behind.

The riders move through Recanati to descend to the foot of another climb. The slope is 1.5 kilometres long and features a stretch at 18% halfway. The route levels out and continues false flat before descending to a flat section of 4.4 kilometres that leads onto the final drag.

The climb to the line begins under the flamme rouge, so it is 1 kilometre long, while the average gradient sits at 8.7%.

The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint at kilometre 137.7 comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 stage 5: routes, profiles, more

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