PESCO SANNITA GRAN SASSO D'ITALIA (Campo Imperatore)


13 May 2018
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Sunday
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224 km
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HIGHLIGHTS

Stage 9

Third summit finish. A very long and wavy stage mostly characterized by the extremely long final climb. As the Montagna Pantani, Gran Sasso (Campo Imperatore) is an endless 45-km climb (new except for the last 6 km) with a flat up half-way through. It features one categorised climb in Calascio (at approx. 15 km of racing) and another one on the finish line. The third categorised summit is Roccaraso. Just for a few metres difference in height, Campo Imperatore won’t be the Cima Coppi; the Giro 2018 highest peak is Colle delle Finestre. Gran Sasso was a stage finish 4 times, but in 1985 the finish line was located almost 1000 m lower, in Fonte Cerreto.

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