Sulmona Foligno

13 May 2016
211 km
Giro d'Italia 2016

Stage 7

The stage is wavy, with a first climb just some kilometres after the start (Le Svolte di Popoli), followed by nearly 200 km on wide and mostly straight roads, with roundabouts, speed bumps and traffic islands being the main obstacles typically found in urban areas (such as L’Aquila, Rieti, Terni, Spoleto). The final part of the route descends (or runs flat) all the way up to the final kilometres, that  are quite uncomplicated, up to 2,000 m from the finish. Here, one right-hand bend quickly followed by two left-hand bends lead into the homestretch with 1,300 m left to go. There is just one last, mild bend 500 m before the finish line, which lies on a 160-m long and 7-m wide asphalt straight. The last sprinter who took the victory to Foligno is Nacer Bouhanni in the Giro d'Italia 2014, 2nd Giacomo Nizzolo and 3rd Luka Mezgec.

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