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The stage 7 "summit finish" is located in Rocca di Cambio (town on the right) at the base of Monte Ocre
(photo credit: Bernard Grillet)
May 10 update: The Giro d'Italia does a good job at including small towns as part of its hosts and a good example of this is Stage 7 which will start in Recanati (pop. 22,000) and finish at a small mountain resort, Rocca di Cambio, in the Province of L’Aquila.
This is the first summit finish of the race featuring a cat 2, 19 km @ 3.9 % climb to Rocca di Cambio. In truth, although this stage finishes with a climb, Rocca di Cambio is actually at the base of a famous mountain in the area, Monte Ocre (2209m), almost 1000 meters above the finish host. (see photo above). Stage 7 also features many other up and down sections as we head south, but there is only one other categorized climb, a cat 3 at the midpoint of the stage.
The finishing climb is fairly easy by Italian standards at 3.9% on a wide, well-paved road, but it is 19 km long. 3.5 kilometers from the finish is a short descent while the final 1.5 km is all uphill including a section of 10%, the steepest part of the climb, just 700 m from the line. — Steve
Stage 7 Flyover (00:43 No Audio) — rai