Stage 3 | Friday 3rd April | 178km
This stage winds through the interior of Sicily and presents an uphill finish. Its wavy undulations follow an uninterrupted succession of bends on roads with variable widths, some with worn surfaces, while the city crossings feature paved sections with various shapes. After Cerda the road tackles the long climb towards “le Petralie” and Geraci Siculo where a very long descent begins, preceding the KOM climb of Pollina (11km at about 6%) and then the short coastal stretch that leads to the final climb, with the last 3km at approximately 6%.
The last 3km are uphill on a gradient of around 6%, with upper peaks along a road that winds its way to the village. The 300m final straight is on 6m wide asphalt.