WEDNESDAY JUNE 16
VITTORIO VENETO > CIMA GRAPPA
Via della Vittoria
From Vittorio Veneto to Cima Grappa: the fraction designed in the wake of the Great War is, without a doubt, also the queen stage of the Adriatica Ionica Race 2021.
The first part of the stage full of ups and downs will see the group passing through the Prosecco Hills, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, to face the Combai Mountain Grand Prix. Before tackling the final ascent, the group will pass along the foothills to Asolo and Possagno before turning for a few kilometers on the plain touching Riese Pio X. The flying finish line of Mussolente will instead mark the start of the run-up to begin the climb towards Cima Grappa.
The stage finishes with an uphill climb for the last 18.8 kilometers to be tackled at an average gradient of 8, 9%. A climb on the Semonzo side which presents the most demanding stretch in the last 3 km with some 20% ramps. Arrival at the summit of Cima Grappa, located at an altitude of 1,712 meters.