Stage 8 of Giro d’Italia 2013 edition is an Individual Time Trial (TT) between Gabicce Mare and Saltara. The length of the course is 54.8 km near Adriatic coast, pretty long for an individual time trial.
DATE: May 11 2013, Saturday
STAGE TYPE: Individual Time Trial (TT)
START-FINISH: Gabicce Mare (9 m) > Saltara (234 m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 54.8 km
The stage also passes through Pesaro. The finish will be an uphill. Riders will gain 166 meters (from 64m to 230m) in 3.4 kilometers (4.9% average).
Gabicce Mare is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 70 km northwest of Ancona and 16 km north of Pesaro.
The village has once been a fisherman’s place, but nowadays it is well known for its blue flagged beaches.
Pesaro is a town and comune in the Italian region of the Marche, capital of the Pesaro e Urbino province, on the Adriatic. According to the 2007 census, its population was 92,206.
Fishery, furniture industry and tourism are the main strengths of the local economy.
You can read more about Pesaro on wikipedia.
Saltara is a town in the province of Pesaro e Urbino, Marche, central Italy. Is is located on a 120 m hill overlooking the lower Metauro valley.