TUESDAY JUNE 15
TRIESTE > AVIANO
Piazza Unità d’Italia
The opening stage of the 2021 edition of the Adriatica Ionica Race will start from Piazza Unità d’Italia in the heart of Trieste for a nervous and bumpy stage.
After having climbed the Adriatic coast to Duino, the race caravan will advance inland to tackle the most demanding climb of the day, located at kilometer 34: the ascent of San Martino del Carso which measures 3.6 km with an average gradient of 4, 9% and peaks of 7%.
After this first tough climb we will continue along the Collio hills, flowing on the border with Slovenia passing through Cormons, Cividale del Friuli and Udine. The flying finish line of Moruzzo will lead to the final part of the race characterized by a city circuit around the streets of Aviano.
The second flying finish line of the day will be disputed on the first pass under the finish line in Aviano. The final circuit characterized by wide roads has slight undulations that could become an ideal springboard for those who want to try to anticipate the classic end to the sprint.