Stage 4: Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno, 246km, medium mountain
This is the second longest stage of the Giro, with the first 190km being ridden down the Mediterranean coast, so watch out for peloton-splitting crosswinds. Even though this part of the stage is flat, the final 60km will foil any sprinter’s plans to take this stage for himself.
After they get over the cat 3 Vibo Valentia, they have to go up the 12km cat 2 Croce Ferrata, which grinds along at over 5% average, including a maximum gradient of 10%. The last 5km starts with a narrow and twisting descent before a slight climb into Serra San Bruno. After yesterday’s fireworks, we can expect more of the same from the GC contenders, with Katusha also working hard for Luca Paolini to keep him in the maglia rosa.
Link: Official website