Gli organizzatori hanno calcolato che i corridori arriveranno a Saline di Volterra subito dopo pranzo, tra le 14.40 e le 15 a circa la metà del percorso di 183 km previsto da una tappa pressoché pianeggiante che avrà a Pomarance (364 m) il Gran Premio della Montagna.
Giro d'italia pops in to volterra
Val di Cecina will also be the backdrop for the 98th edition of the Giro d'Italia: On Thursday 14th May the tour's pink caravan will pass through the streets of our region with a huge following of spectators and reporters, brought along as ever by the country's most important stage race. The stage in question will depart from Montecatini Terme and end at Castiglione della Pescaia and will be the sixth of a Giro that starts on Saturday in San Lorenzo al Mare, in Liguria.
The cyclists will cross the Sterza, Saline di Volterra, Pomarance, Montecerboli, Larderello, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina and move on to Massa Marittima and Ribolla. These are the very same routes that welcome fans choosing Tuscany both for tourism and sport, taking advantage of the climate and the quality of our roads, which are still very quiet, and therefore ideal for fans of cycling. It's also a great opportunity for our guests at the Hotel Foresteria, who will have the unique opportunity of seeing at first hand the best competitors from the international cycling scene: from Contador to Uran, Boonen to Gilbert, through to our very own Aru, Cunego, Petacchi, Pozzovivo, Paolini and Ulissi (the latter is from Donoratico and will be racing at "home").
The organisers estimate that the riders will arrive in Saline di Volterra after lunch, between 14:40 and 15:00 at about the halfway mark of the almost-flat 183km-stage, which will have King of the Mountain points awarded in Pomarance (364m).