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Stage 5 : Frascati to Terracina
« on: May 13, 2019, 22:01 »
STAGE 5 : Frascati to Terracina

The Route



Starting in Frascati the race basically follows a generally south easterly direction before finishing by the coast in Terracina after 140km so this is one of the shorter road stages that there is on the race this year.

The profile



The day starts with 2 climbs in the first 25 kilometres. My ongoing lack of understanding as to how climbs are categorized make me wonder why they aren't climbs for this years mountains classification given that they appear to be harder than the one 4th cat climb that comes later in the stage. after the first 25km the stage is mostly flat or downhill with the exception of previously mentioned 4th cat climb with approximately 50k to go and the short little climb that comes after that.

The Finish.





the stage finishes by the coast at Terracino with the race taking in one lap of a flet 9km finishing circuit. Unlike stage 3 the organisers have decided to put the final chicane 3.5 km from the finish. After that the only thing for the riders have to negotiate is a slight right hand bend before lining up for a finish on a dead straight 1.5 km finish so there should not be any excuses for any of the sprinters on a finish like today.

Who will win?

It should be a sprinter who crosses the line first unless the peloton gives away an unretrievable gap to a break before the finishing circuit is reached.

Perhaps after the demotion of stage 3, Viviani will have all of the motiviation he needs to take his first win at this year Giro.
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    Re: Stage 5 : Frascati to Terracina
    « Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 22:36 »
     According to PCS those climbs are catagorized, but then they don't have them catagorized on their profile.
    They also have  Sezze as a 4th on their stage profile, but 3rd on their climb profile. :S





    I'd go with Flamme Rouge if I were you. ;)
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    Re: Stage 5 : Frascati to Terracina
    « Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 22:43 »


    But then again the PCS profile of the whole stage doesn't have them categorized. I suspest the profiles produced by Flamme Rouge for PCS of the individual climbs is what they would expect them to be categorized as rather than what the race has categorized them as. The climb to Sezze is a cat 3 in the individual profile but a cat 4 in the stage also.
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    Re: Stage 5 : Frascati to Terracina
    « Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 03:02 »
    The profile


    It appears that someone got mixed up in the planning room. I think they got this one backwards. Shouldn't the race be going the other direction?
     :D
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    Re: Stage 5 : Frascati to Terracina
    « Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 07:59 »
    According to PCS those climbs are catagorized, but then they don't have them catagorized on their profile.
    They also have  Sezze as a 4th on their stage profile, but 3rd on their climb profile. :S
    RCS' organisational skills have taken a real dive recently, haven't they. :S

    The host broadcaster also put the wrong points scale on the graphics after the second intermediate sprint in Grosseto yesterday (which counts only for the I.S. classification, but not for the #ciclamino points classification, because ... Giro).

    Not to mention Grosseto's traffic islands and roundabouts that were strewn in the path of the peloton like banana peels in Mario Kart.
    It's amazing nobody crashed there. :fp

    EDIT: I looked it up in the race regulations. Sezze is classified as cat. 4; Rocca Priora and Rocca di Papa are unclassified.
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    Re: Stage 5 : Frascati to Terracina
    « Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 20:47 »
    Grande Moschetti, again best of the rest behind the "big names" :) Proud of my boy
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    Re: Stage 5 : Frascati to Terracina
    « Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 06:39 »
    Stage 5 Highlights
    (It's not you, the audio is a bit wonky for the first few seconds.)

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