Terni hosted a stage start in the last two edition. The first went to Cascia (Lucas Hamilton win), the second was the Queen Stage to Prati di Tivo (Tadej Pogacar win). This year’s 3rd stage finishes in the town in Umbria.
After leaving Murlo the riders face 170 kilometres in the saddle, predominantly on flat roads, although there are three more accidented sections. The climbs are never hard though. The toughest goes to La Foce on the ancient road from France to Rome, the Via Francigena. The ascent is 5.4 kilometres long and averages 4.6%. The riders move through La Fore with more than 120 kilometres remaining.
The intermediate sprint in Amelia happens on the last uphill section of the day. Almost 10 kilometres later, with roughly 20 kilometres to go, the riders descend onto the Narni and Terni plain. The last 13 kilometres are entirely flat.
The home straight is on stone paving.
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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Another interesting read: result 3rd stage 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico.
Tirreno-Adriatico 2022 stage 3: route, profiles, more
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