Tirreno-Adriatico 2021 Route stage 4: Terni - Prati di Tivo
Saturday 13 March - The Queen Stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico is a 148 kilometres race with summit finish in ski resort Prati di Tivo. The finish climb is 14.2 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 7.2%.
The route includes three intermediate climbs. The first being the Forca di Arrone, which is almost 6 kilometres long and leads into the Rieti Valley.
Following a predominantly flat section the riders crest the Sella di Corno around midway. The 14.1 kilometres climb averages 3.7%, while the first 5 kilometres are the hardest part. Still relatively easy though with gradients hovering between 5 and 6%.
The riders descend towards the outskirts of l’Aquila to tackle the Passo Capannelle. The 10.2 kilometres climb on wide asphalt slopes at 5.5% before a long downhill – almost 30 kilometres – flies down to the foot of the last climb.
Featuring 22 hairpins, the climb to the Prati di Tivo skistation is 14.2 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 7.2%. The ascent returns to the Tirreno-Adriatico after eight years. In 2013, Chris Froome celebrated in Prati di Tivo.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
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