Giro-E, Stage 9: From Sulmona to Campo Felice. Almost 100 kilometres with 2100 metres of elevation gain
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. The third commandment does not apply to cyclists: when the Grand Tours are staged, the Giro d’Italia professionals and the valiant amateurs of the Giro-E are on duty on Sundays. Today they enjoyed (there’s no other word for it) the second four-star stage of this 2021 edition.
From Sulmona to Campo Felice. Almost 100 kilometres (97.5 to be precise) with 2100 metres of elevation gain. A good test of strength: physical and mental. In fact, the start was earlier than usual, at 11.05 a.m., because a long and tiring stage was planned from the start. Four hours long: it is a candidate for the longest stage of the Giro-E 2021. Only the one with the Zoncolan as its protagonist could take the sceptre away from today’s stage.