Stage 3 of Giro d’Italia 2013 edition is a medium mountain stage between Sorrento and Marina di Ascea. The length of the course is 222km.
DATE: May 06 2013, Monday
STAGE TYPE: Medium mountain
START-FINISH: Sorrento (58m) > Marina di Ascea (2m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 222km
There are two main climbs within last 80 km: Mercato Silento, starting at 116th km, highest point is 630m, with 612 meters of elevation gain in 32km (1.9% average); and Sella di Catona, starting at 168.9th km, highest point is 630m, with 612 meters of elevation gain in 13.6km (4.5% average). The stage will end with a 29.5km downhill.
Sorrento (Neapolitan: Surriento) is a small town in Campania, southern Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and many viewpoints allow sight of Naples itself, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. (wiki)
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Ascea is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwestern Italy. In the communal territory are the Greek ruins of Velia. It is part of the Cilento traditional area and the maritime touristic part of the municipality is the Marina di Ascea. The town is located on the beach and is popular with European tourists in the summer months. (wiki)