Before any evil thoughts about cancellations creep into our brains we must continue with the next stage:
Stage 11: Porto S.Elpidio – Rimini 182 km
Wednesday, October 14th, 12:05 CEST
The only chance for a bunch sprint of the second week. The first 105 km of this stage are pan flat along the Adriatic coast, from the starting town of Porto S.Elpidio (famous between cycling fans for the awesome 2013 Tirreno stage) to the first intermediate sprint of Pesaro, where the first and only categorized climb of the day starts. Monte S.Bartolo (GPM4, 3.9 km at 4.1%) will provide some stunning scenery but nothing more. After it, the route goes inland for a section of rolling terrain, including the second intermediate sprint of Coriano, before heading back to the coast, finishing in Rimini. The last km are quite tricky, featuring a long series of turns, so forming trains won’t be easy, but the bunch sprint should be unavoidable.
Monte S.Bartolo: GPM4, 3.9 km at 4.1%
Some good slopes with stunning views. No profile.
What to expect:
As I said, bunch sprint. The finale might be dangerous, so the riders will have to pay attention.