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2013 Giro d’Italia Stage 1

San Felice Circeo * / Napoli

* Alternative starting point to the official stage start in Napoli

138.5 km Flat | Saturday 11th May, 2013 | Ridden route

A week ago today the 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia got under way in Napoli. The opening stage was a flat but technical 130 km course that looped around the city. Initially it was going to be a 10 lap race around the streets of Napoli but a late change saw this cancelled. Either way, neither of these courses were ever going to be an option me. For anyone who hasn’t driven around Naples the word insanity doesn’t even come close to describing it. It really wasn’t practical or safe for me to cycle around Napoli, let alone loop around it or ride 10 laps of it. So for my Giro ride grande partenza I needed a different starting point. I picked up a map and looked for a town that was about 80 miles north of Napoli and came up with San Felice Circeo.
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Garmin Summary

Stage 1
San Felice Circeo / Napoli

Date: Sat 11th May, 2013
Distance: 138.5 km (86.1 miles)
Time: 4h 37′ 02″
Avg. Speed: 30.0 km/h (18.6 mph)
Terrain: Flat
Elevation Gain: 670 m (2,198 ft)
Calories: 5,347 C
Temperature: ↓ 19 °C ↑ 33 °C