A course that could appeal to the brave
The “corrugated iron” profile of this 12th stage will then lead the riders to a climb in two stages. After passing through Montetiffi (1.8km at 9.8%) and two kilometers of descent, the ascent of Perticara (3rd category, 8.1km at 4.7%) will be added to the efforts already made … and it will still be far from over as the peloton will approach the Principality of San Marino, which hosted the race in 2019. Indeed, the road to Madonna di Pugliano (3rd category, 9.1km to 5.5 %) will be the fourth and penultimate ascent of the day. Once the summit of Gorolo (4th category, 4.4km at 6.3%), a descent of just under sixteen kilometers will bring the race back to the edge of the Adriatic Sea and Cesenatico at the end of a flat portion of ‘about fifteen kilometers. A demanding profile that could make the control of a breakaway difficult for teams of sprinters and open the door to backpackers.