PESCO SANNITA GRAN SASSO D'ITALIA (Campo Imperatore)
13 May 2018
Giro d'Italia 2018
This will be the third summit finish of the Giro. The stage is very long (225 km). The first 100 km run on the fast-flow road leading from Benevento to Rionero Sannitico; the roadway is wide and well surfaced, with a number of well-lit tunnels along the route. The stage course then tackles the Roccaraso categorised climb, followed by a long descent leading to Sulmona and Popoli. After the two intermediate sprints, the route takes in the final climb (approx. 45 km), with a few short countersloping stretches. The ascent is divided into two parts (relevant to the Mountains Classification): the first one until Calascio, and the second one (shorter and steeper) up to the finish. Final kilometres: the ramps are steep over the last 7 km. The route reaches over 2,000 m in altitude on a relatively wide road, with gradients of around 9% and topping out at 13%. The finish line (6 m in width) sits on a 120-m long tarmacked home straight. Download here the Giro 101 Safety and Security Plan.