Tour of the Alps 2019 Route stage 2: Reith Im Alpbachtal - Schenna
Tuesday 23 April - At 178.7 kilometres, the 2nd stage of the Tour of the Alps travels from Reith Im Alpbachtal to Schenna. Following to intermediate climbs the finish is on a steep ramp.
Arguably, the Tour of the Alps serves its toughest race on the second day of action. Following a local loop of 28 kilometres the riders leave Reith Im Alpbachtal for good to travel to ski resort Tulfes, which lies on a plateau overlooking the Inn valley. The climb is 5.1 kilometres at 7.1%.
The route continues further south and enters Italy via the Brenner Pass. The Tour of the Alps then descends to Sterzing (or Vipiteno in Italian) before the long haul up the Jaufen Pass begins. The climb is 15 kilometres at 7.5%, while a sheer endless downhill leads to Meran. This spa-town lies at the foot of the 4.5 kilometres closing climb to Schenna. The average gradient of the last ascent is 5.7%, but the last 400 metres go up at almost 10%.
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Another interesting read: results/race report 2nd stage 2019 Tour of the Alps.
Tour of the Alps 2019 stage 2: route, profiles, more
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