RIVA DEL GARDA ISEO (Franciacorta Stage)
23 May 2018
Giro d'Italia 2018
The stage profile is wavy the first part. In the second half, the route is more intricate as it passes through several urban areas. After the start, the route runs uphill through two long tunnels leading to Molina di Ledro and Bezzecca, and then it drops towards the province of Brescia. After the Lodrino categorised climb, a technical descent past Polaveno will lead the peloton to Franciacorta. The route continues across a few small towns, with several sharp bends and some level crossings, it takes a first pass over the finish line in Iseo, and then it enters the final 23.9 km circuit. Final kilometres: the final circuit is very demanding; it is raced on relatively narrow yet well-surfaced roads, often passing through small villages. The last level crossing is 6 km before the finish. The final 5 km are fairly intricate, as the route takes in a number of roundabouts, including the last (wide) one, approx. 500 m before the finish. The home straight (300 m) is on 7-m wide asphalt road. Download here the Giro 101 Safety and Security Plan. Download here the Giro 101 Safety and Security Plan.