Stage 2 of Il Giro di Sicilia Open Fiber. The four-stage race, organized by RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport in conjunction with the Sicilian Region and scheduled from tomorrow to 6 April, will continue from Capo d’Orlando to Palermo with a long stage, 236km, hilly in the central part.
After crossing the neutralised zone, the peloton of 120 riders passed km 0 at 10:45. Did not start: dossard number 166, Filippo Rocchetti (Team Colpack).
Capo d’Orlando (10:45 – Start): Scattered rain 17°C. Wind: moderate – 13kmh, NNW.
Palermo (16.30 – Approx. Finish): Cloudy 18°C. Wind: moderate – 17kmh, NNW.
Follow the race live on Giro di Sicilia website: http://ilgirodisicilia.it/en/live-2/
1 – Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria)
2 – Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) at 4″
3 – Luca Pacioni (Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM) at 6″
Maglia Rossa e Gialla (red and yellow), general classification leader, sponsored by the Sicilian Region – Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria)
Maglia Arancione (orange), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by NamedSport – Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria) – Jersey worn by Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)
Maglia Verde Pistacchio (pistacchio green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Cantine Cellario – Isaac Canton Serrano (Kometa Cycling Team)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by the Ufficio Nazionale Israeliano del Turismo – citiesbreak.com – Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides (UAE Team Emirates)
POINTS AND TIME BONUSES
During the stage, 13 seconds of time bonus are up for grabs in the individual overall classification by time, a maximum of 17 points are available for the points classification, and 5 points for the King of the Mountains competition.
Stage 2 – CAPO D’ORLANDO – PALERMO – 236km
The stage is divided into three separate parts: flat, mountain, then flat again. The first runs along the coast with no particularly difficult sections. The second section is in the island’s internal area with mountains until reaching Geraci Siculo (KOM) followed by Petralia Soprana. A descent towards the coast follows, where the stage continues flat, right until the finish in Palermo.
The stage finale is raced on tarmac, with just a few mild bends and no major obstacles to report. The home stretch is 600m long, on 7.5m wide, flat and asphalt road.