After the first five stages of the Giro d’Italia were clearly either sprint stages or a summit finish, stage six presents a slightly less predictable test.
The early stages see a couple of early climbs before the peloton should settle into its rhythm along the coast, leading into a lumpy and potentially unpredictable final 40km as the race makes its way up the toe of the boot of Italy.
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This lumpy ending could give the opportunity for a break to go clear, but if it all stays together then the uphill finish to Terme Luigiane, with a final two kilometres that includes gradients of up to 10 per cent, should be enough to put of the sprinters.