Tirreno-Adriatico 2023 Route stage 5: Morro d’Oro – Sarnano-Sassotetto
Friday 10 March - The Queen Stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico serves a hilly run-up before a summit finish in ski station Sarnano-Sassotetto. The 165.6 kilometres route takes in an elevation gain of 3,700 metres. The finish climb is 10.8 kilometres long and averages 7.3%.
In fact, the 5th stage of the Tirreno is a hilly race with a huge climb to top it off. The riders set off from the Abruzzo region and traverse a series of climbs before entering the region of Le Marche traverse. At first, most climbs are averaging 4 to 5%, but gradually the gradients kick it up a notch.
After moving through Sarnano, at the base of the finish climb, with 55 kilometres to go, the riders enter a northern loop, featuring the climbs to San Ginesio (4.6 kilometres at 4.1%), Santa Lucia (4.3 kilometres at 5.9%) and Gualdo (4.3 kilometres at 5.9%). The route then returns on descent to Sarnano to continue with the 13.2 kilometer long climb to the line. The average gradient sits at 7.2%, while the steepest section – at 12% – appears after 5.4 kilometres.
Update 10 March: Due to strong winds at the summit the finish climb has been shortened. It now adds up to 10.8 kilometres, while the average gradient sits at 7.3%.
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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