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Giro 2020 - Stage 5: Mileto – Camigliatello Silano 225 km *Spoilers*

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,618
edited 6 October in Pro race
Stage 5: Mileto – Camigliatello Silano 225 km
Wednesday, October 7th, 9:25 BST

The Giro heads back to the mainland for a long, medium mountain stage in Calabria. At 225 kilometres, the 5th stage of the Giro is a hilly race from Mileto to Camigliatello Silano. The finale is a 25.6 kilometres climb before a 10 kilometres drop to the line.



From Mileto, the riders will travel along the Tyrrhenic coast for a few kms before heading towards the other side of the peninsula, all of this on rolling terrain with very little actual flat.



Once the flag is dropped the riders tackle a short climb to Vibo Valentina airport before continuing on undulating terrain to Catanzaro. Starting at sea level, the ascent up to the town is 13 kilometres long, although most of it climbs at shallow gradients. The last 2.5 kilometres slope at 7%, while some sections go up at double digit gradients.



The route descends towards kilometre 100 to continue onto the next ascent. The Monte Trearie climbs on narrow roads, howver, the official GPM is just over halfway of the actual climb, which in total would be 17 km at 4.5%.
Tiriolo (GPM3, 10.6 km at 5.3%).



At the top there is a long and irregular plateau, and the descent only starts 30 km later. A demanding, ( the following climb, Rogliano, is uncategorized, even though it is 5.2 km at 6.3%.) lumpy section leads to the foot of the Válico Monte Scuro. The 24.6 kilometres climb at 5.6% features the most trying kilometre – at 10% – halfway. The summit is crested at an elevation of 1,618 metres.



The riders fly down a 12 kilometres descent into Camigliatello Silano.





Chances are that this is a stage for the breakaway, so no obvious favourites.



Mileto

Mileto is a recently founded city. The urban planning of the new Mileto is rectangular, with lengthwise streets, intersected with perpendicular ones. Four symmetrical squares were provided for daily markets and a wider central square for special ones.
Mileto citizens reaped the ruins of the abandoned Norman city, in order to rebuild it. What the earthquake had left it was degraded, dismantled, dismembred, removed and transformed into whitewash. You can admire over Mileto streets several granite portals, coming from the old location.



Camigliatello Silano

Spezzano della Sila is one of the Italian municipalities of around 4,500 inhabitants. Sila is located in the province of Cosenza. The municipality is within the area of the National park of Sila.
Moreover, within the same municipality is located the Camigliatello Silano that is one of the most famous mountain touristic place in Calabria, territory of the Cecita lake.



Food.

On the fertile lands of the Silan plateau there are various excellence that can be found in the local
farms, in the restaurants and in the shops. These excellence honor the generosity of this territory.
There are several typical products to be discovered and to be tasted: the Caciocavallo silano D.O.P.,
the Patata della Sila I.G.P. the Pecorino della Sila, the podolica meat, and the black pig of Calabria.
However, the most famous typical plate is the “Coccìa”. The dish is made with
pork, sheep and goat, and it is prepared with boiled wheat and salt, and then baked.






"Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,455


    However, the most famous typical plate is the “Coccìa”. The dish is made with
    pork, sheep and goat, and it is prepared with boiled wheat and salt, and then baked.

    :#

    Your daily reminder that some Italian 'cuisine' is actually rank

    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 11,261
    Nibali will love putting some pressure on today, I reckon. Bit of an attack towards the top and see what happens.
  • Nibali will love putting some pressure on today, I reckon. Bit of an attack towards the top and see what happens.

    Definitely. He's such a fantastic descender. Just ask Carlton :D
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,001 Lives Here
    He's clearly so rubbish downhill he's won two monuments off the back of getting down highly technical descents faster than everyone else, but whatever.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 2,457
    So far we've had one favourite crashing out on a bidon, another suffering a mysterious loss of form, stray dogs wandering into the peloton, crash barriers being blown into the bunch by low flying aircraft and 2020's Peter Sagan very nearly winning a sprint (but only nearly - there's limits to how weird even this edition of the Giro can get).

    Making predictions about today's stage is a mug's game, I reckon.
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,624
    50 k in and no break yet, according to Rob Hatch. Ganna, TDG and Sagan been trying to get in the break
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 11,261
    He gets downhill quicker than pretty much everyone else. Surely that's the bit that matters.

    Not being on a line that would be ideal for anyone else is a bonus.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,643

    He's clearly so rubbish downhill he's won two monuments off the back of getting down highly technical descents faster than everyone else, but whatever.

    Apart from his lombardia win when the guy in second (van avermaat I think) took time back on the descent.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,657
    edited 7 October
    Who started the Nibali and descending discussion? Hang your head in shame - it's too controversial for a spoiler thread.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,641
    edited 7 October
    The break has apparently now formed.

    Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers)
    Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers)
    Jan Tratink (Bahrain McLaren)
    Carl Fredrik Hagen (Lotto Soudal)
    Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)
    Hector Carretero (Movistar)
    Jhonatan Restrepo (Androni-Giocattoli-Sidermec)
    Edoardo Zardini (Vini Zabù-KTM).

    Whoever picked Conti on PTP, good shout.

    Hang on, what time is it over there?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,618
    edited 7 October
    I picked Conti elsewhere, does that count?

    12-30 over there.
    Well into the stage and tv Eurosport go to a break before starting live coverage, so we are left hanging around on the player.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,394
    Tough parcours
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ProssPross Posts: 23,756
    Ineos back into their GC failure back up mode with two men in the break. Rare to see Puccio be given a chance to ride for himself.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,786
    edited 7 October
    DeadCalm said:

    The break has apparently now formed.

    Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers)
    Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers)
    Jan Tratink (Bahrain McLaren)
    Carl Fredrik Hagen (Lotto Soudal)
    Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)
    Hector Carretero (Movistar)
    Jhonatan Restrepo (Androni-Giocattoli-Sidermec)
    Edoardo Zardini (Vini Zabù-KTM).

    Whoever picked Conti on PTP, good shout.

    Hang on, what time is it over there?

    Before 12, when you posted this, so I just changed my pick to Conti ;)

    I've been caught out by waiting for the break to form to make a pick several times though.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,641

    DeadCalm said:

    The break has apparently now formed.

    Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers)
    Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers)
    Jan Tratink (Bahrain McLaren)
    Carl Fredrik Hagen (Lotto Soudal)
    Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)
    Hector Carretero (Movistar)
    Jhonatan Restrepo (Androni-Giocattoli-Sidermec)
    Edoardo Zardini (Vini Zabù-KTM).

    Whoever picked Conti on PTP, good shout.

    Hang on, what time is it over there?

    Before 12, so I just changed my pick to Conti ;)
    Indeed. I'm 6 hours ahead of you but realised in time that it wasn't yet 12 over there so made the switch. That has probably doomed the chances for the break sadly.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,807
    ...and out the back goes Conti.
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,786

    ...and out the back goes Conti.

    Always happens when I try to be smart with the picks.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,807
    ...but he gets back!
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,394
    Decent race this giro ...feels odd post tour .
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,618
    The breakaway are several minutes short of what they need.
    Going to be a GC battle....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ProssPross Posts: 23,756

    :o


    I'd have been embarrassed if I hadn't picked that up on the pre-start risk assessment when I used to help coach the kids session on a Saturday morning.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,455
    FFS
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,394
    Ineos two up
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,565
    TDG?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,394
    Ganna aero uphill
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,394
    pblakeney said:

    TDG?

    Closing on the lead group
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,353
    Caicedo battling to not have to put that jersey back on again...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,565

    pblakeney said:

    TDG?

    Closing on the lead group
    Looking like he may have timed it right.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,618
    TdG finally arrives at the head of the race having done 100% of the work.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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