The 156km stage from Assisi to Osimo is short, hard, punchy and with a complicated uphill finale in Osimo’s historical centre.
The peloton, 169 riders strong, passed km 0 at 13:18.
Assisi (13:05 – Start): Partly Cloudy, 16°C. Wind: weak – 8km/h SE.
Osimo (17:15 – Finish): Partly Cloudy, 18°C. Wind: weak – 11km/h SW.
POINTS AND TIME BONUSES
During the stage, 13 seconds of time bonuses are up for grabs in the individual overall classification by time; a maximum of 45 points are available for the points classification (567 left); and 17 points for the King of the Mountains competition (398 left).
1 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)
2 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 41″
3 – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) at 46″
Stage 11 – Assisi-Osimo 156km – total elevation 2,800m
The route crosses the Umbro-Marchean Apennines through Passo del Cornello, rolls past Cingoli and then takes in some of the iconic punchy climbs of this area (called “muri”), especially the Muro di Filottrano and the inner streets of Osimo (in the stage finale). The roads are relatively wide, but the surface is worn out at points.
The last 5km are very demanding. In Osimo, the route takes in the Via del Borgo climb (300m with a 16% gradient), on cobblestones. After a short and steep drop, the route climbs again, up Via Olimpia (approx. 1km with 16% ramps over long stretches) and then enters the old town, still climbing slightly, on porphyry. The home straight is 300m long, on 7m-wide asphalt road.