Giro d'Italia 2021 Giro d'Italia, Stage 7: Notaresco – Termoli 181 km

Click everything that could happen

  • Pellaud in the break

    Votes: 12 27.3%
  • Tagliani in the break

    Votes: 12 27.3%
  • Someone from Bardiani in the break

    Votes: 25 56.8%
  • Someone from Eolo in the break

    Votes: 23 52.3%
  • Nizzolo to finish second

    Votes: 30 68.2%
  • Someone to try and make a flyer on the ramp at the finish

    Votes: 15 34.1%
  • Whoever wins will not have won a stage before at this year's Giro

    Votes: 15 34.1%
  • ... and will be of a different nationality of the rest as well

    Votes: 7 15.9%
  • The winner will be decided by less than a bike length

    Votes: 19 43.2%
  • Someone will celebrate too early

    Votes: 5 11.4%

  • Total voters
    44
Are you guys happy now? It's got the year, it's got a comma, I might add a poll later. Can't give you a MTF, though.

Stage 7:

Friday, May 14th, 12.50 CEST








Technical Overview:

The peloton keeps heading south also on the first Friday of the race, this time on a much easier terrain than the one they saw yesterday. From the town of Notaresco, the riders will head towards the coast and then ride along it for most of the day. The only GPM of this stage is the climb to Chieti (GPM4, 4.7 km at 5.9%), which unlike other years it will be climbed on a very easy side. After that, 40 km of rolling terrain will bring the peloton back to the coast, at about 70 km to go. Of these, only a 15 km section in the middle departs from the sea to go inland for a while before going back. All in all, 55ish km of coast, not a famously windy coast, granted, but nevertheless a coast, all flat, straight, and in most sections fully exposed. Interestingly, just upon reaching Termoli, the riders will encounter a very short ramp (around 150m) at 12%. It comes after a 90-degree turn, so the riders will enter it at low speed, and it might shuffle the peloton enough to make the outcome unpredictable even in case of mass sprint.



Final Kilometers





The Climbs:

Chieti: GPM4, 4.7 km at 5.9%


Not the usual wall into Chieti, but a much simpler ascent without double-digit gradients. No official profile.



What to expect:

A mass sprint, unless there is crosswind, in which case it could be madness. Pray for wind. I don’t believe the short bump at the end will see any action, but it should derail the sprint trains and maybe produce a surprising result.





Borgo Antico, Termoli
 
I know those roads very well. The ramp at 12% inside Termoli is rather short but as Eshnar said comes right after a 90 degree turn, so you really need to be in the first 15 positions of the group, otherwise you might be screwed. The final itself is very technical, roads are pretty narrow (unless they got rid of some road furniture), there a few roundabouts and some difficult turns. Peak Sagan would be the standout favorite.
 
I know those roads very well. The ramp at 12% inside Termoli is rather short but as Eshnar said comes right after a 90 degree turn, so you really need to be in the first 15 positions of the group, otherwise you might be screwed. The final itself is very technical, roads are pretty narrow (unless they got rid of some road furniture), there a few roundabouts and some difficult turns. Peak Sagan would be the standout favorite.
Sounds like chances of a crash are high then :(
 
I know those roads very well. The ramp at 12% inside Termoli is rather short but as Eshnar said comes right after a 90 degree turn, so you really need to be in the first 15 positions of the group, otherwise you might be screwed. The final itself is very technical, roads are pretty narrow (unless they got rid of some road furniture), there a few roundabouts and some difficult turns. Peak Sagan would be the standout favorite.
Termolese?? :eek:
certainly more linear compared to the Cattolica mess aside from a couple 90° inside the city

@Eshnar the building that stands *out the most in the Borgo Antico is the so-called Swabian Castle (castello svevo). I thought german things in Italy might get the attention of an italian in germany :p
 
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Termolese?? :eek:
certainly more linear compared to the Cattolica mess aside from a couple 90° inside the city

@Eshnar the building that stands up the most in the Borgo Antico is the so-called Swabian Castle (castello svevo). I thought german things in Italy might get the attention of an italian in germany :p
I didn't know it, thanks for the info :) I admit I didn't research much there :p
 
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Termolese?? :eek:
certainly more linear compared to the Cattolica mess aside from a couple 90° inside the city

@Eshnar the building that stands up the most in the Borgo Antico is the so-called Swabian Castle (castello svevo). I thought german things in Italy might get the attention of an italian in germany :p
Nope, I'm from Milan, but I've spent a few of my holidays in south Abruzzo and we often drove to Termoli.
Castello Svevo is just beautiful.
 
No!
And I added a poll, because now I've got the power to add polls (despite what Bonimenier's poll might lead people to believe! :mad:), so now I shall add all the polls!
You've always had the power, you just didn't have the required skillset until now. Because you're from an older generation, you only reach your full potential in your 30s and not in your teens or early to mid 20s like the young boys nowadays.
 
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