The first uphill finish of 2014 edition of the Giro d’Italia is at Stage 5. It is a 203 km medium mountain stage from Taranto to Viggiano.
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DATE: May 14 2014, Wednesday
STAGE TYPE: Medium mountain
START-FINISH: Taranto (18m) > Viggiano (895m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 203.0 km
Taranto is a coastal city in Puglia, Southern Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Taranto and is an important commercial port as well as the main Italian naval base.
It is the third-largest continental city of Southern Italy: according to 2011 population census, it has a population of 200,154.
Taranto is an important commercial and military port. It has well-developed steel and iron foundries, oil refineries, chemical works, some shipyards for building warships, and food-processing factories.
Viggiano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is situated in a panoramic position in the Alta Val d’Agri and is a holiday centre which today is also known for the presence of Eni petrol plants. Its territory comprises the Calvario summit and Castle and part of Mount Enoc.