The fifth stage of Italy spin presents this Wednesday a route of 174 kilometers between Catania Y Messina, an apparent day for the sprinters, who must first overcome a small appointment with the heights.
The ascent to Portella Mandrazzi, a second-class mountain pass is the big obstacle that packers in the pack will have to overcome, including Fernando Gaviriain order to aspire to victory at the end of the day.
Additionally, the stage features two intermediate sprintsthe first at 55.7 kilometers and the second at 136.7 kilometers of the day.
The definition will be in a straight line of 800 meters on a flat asphalt surface, after a small ascent and descent in the last 1500 meters of the race.
Mark Cavendish, winner of the third fraction, is again emerging as the great favorite for victory and Gaviria’s main rival to achieve victory. the ancient, who adds five stage victories in Giros d’Italiafinished third on Sunday.