2018 Giro d'italia - Grande Partenza in Jerusalem : Stage Routes & Profiles

Information from the Official Giro d'Italia website

Stage 1 : 4th May 2018

A short, very wavy and complex stage. It features a constantly undulating course with changes of direction and no breathing space, given how short it is. Few sections will allow to keep one’s own racing position, and riding skills will be crucial to maintain the highest speed throughout the stage. Stage 2 : 5th May 2018

Stage fit for sprinters. Mostly on wide, flat roads with just a few changes of direction. Half-way through, the only categorised climb in Zikhron Ya'aqov (town founded in 1882 by Edmond Rotschild in memory of his father James-Yakob) at the top of a very steep short climb. Very fast-running finish section across Tel Aviv and Jaffa.

Stage 3 : 6th May 2018

That’s the Negev Desert stage, running by Ben Gurion’s landmarks (the founder of Israel), in particular Sde Boker with his grave. The course runs through Ramon Crater (the largest one in the world, with a 40-km diameter) where the approx. 1200-meter very steep climb is the categorised climb of the day. A field sprint finish in Eilat, a seaside resort on the Red Sea, is to be expected.

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