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Giro d'Italia 2013

Date range:
May 4-26, 2013
  • Giro d'Italia, ITA, WorldTour
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      130km
      Start location:
      Naples
      End location:
      Naples
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      17.4km
      Start location:
      Ischia
      End location:
      Forio (TTT)
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      222km
      Start location:
      Sorrento
      End location:
      Marina di Ascea
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      246km
      Start location:
      Policastro
      End location:
      Serra San Bruno
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      203km
      Start location:
      Cosenza
      End location:
      Matera
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      169km
      Start location:
      Mola di Bari
      End location:
      Margherita di Savoia
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      177km
      Start location:
      San Salvo
      End location:
      Pescara
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      54.8km
      Start location:
      Gabicce Mare
      End location:
      Saltara (ITT)
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      170km
      Start location:
      Sansepolcro
      End location:
      Firenze
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      167km
      Start location:
      Cordenons
      End location:
      Montasio
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      182km
      Start location:
      Tarvisio
      End location:
      Vajont (Erto e Casso)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      134km
      Start location:
      Longarone
      End location:
      Treviso
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      254km
      Start location:
      Busseto
      End location:
      Cherasco
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Cervere
      End location:
      Bardonecchia
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      149km
      Start location:
      Cesana Torinese
      End location:
      Col du Galibier
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      238km
      Start location:
      Valloire
      End location:
      Ivrea
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      214km
      Start location:
      Caravaggio
      End location:
      Vicenza
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      20.6km
      Start location:
      Mori
      End location:
      Polsa (ITT)
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      139km
      Start location:
      Ponte di Legno
      End location:
      Val Martello
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Silandro
      End location:
      Tre Cime di Lavaredo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      Riese Pio X
      End location:
      Brescia
  • Race history

May 08, Stage 5: Cosenza - Matera 203km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 19, 2013, 18:55 BST,
Updated:
May 01, 2013, 17:29 BST

Stage 5 map and profile

Stage 5: Cosenza – Matera
Distance: 203km
Highest point: 398m
Category: Flat


TWIST ENDING
North along the Ionian coast into Basilicata, then inland just before they reach the Gulf of Taranto. It’s a billiard table for 170 kilometres before the finishing climb up to Matera, a town put on the tourist trail map by the Sassis, an ancient town of houses dug out of the bedrock.

Expect a barrage of attacks, with the Italian sprinters’ teams fighting hard to keep it together. A big day, then, for the likes of Lampre-Merida and Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox, with no guarantee their sprinters will be strong enough.

Stefano Zanatta says: "There are two strappi near the finish and so the outcome depends on the condition of each team’s sprinters. If Cavendish is at the top of his game today and he manages to get over them, then he’s the favourite to win here but there are very few pan-flat stages as there have been in recent years. If he doesn’t make it, you’re looking at a rider such as Matt Goss or maybe Thor Hushovd. The only sure-fire thing is that it will be a real battle."

Stage 5 map

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 5 Map</p>

Stage 5 profile

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 5 Profile</p>