Stage 4 | Saturday 4th April | 180km
Sant’Agata di Militello /
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.
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.