Stage 4 | Saturday 4th April | 180km

Sant’Agata di Militello /
Mascali

The Route

This high mountain stage has its finish near the sea. Starting on a coastal stretch, the route then climbs the Favoscuro Pass which leads to the slopes of Mount Etna. Next it follows a short flat stretch to Linguaglossa to tackle the climb of Piano Provenzana, deviating, 2km from the summit (a stage finish in the 2020 Giro d’Italia), towards Milo – with a KOM climb near Rifugio Citelli. A very long descent of almost 30km follows with some technical and demanding sections within the villages and towns.

Last kms

The final, practically flat kilometers within the town of Mascali feature a wide U-turn across two distinct curves before leading to the final straight which climbs slightly.