The Giro della Sicilia 2019 starts uphill, literally.
After a few hundred meters along the seafront at Finale di Pollina, cyclists, from all over Europe, immediately start climbing towards Pollina, following the truly demanding 8 km of the first timed section. The ranking sees Busacca excel followed by Alfonso and the Dutch Von Geurts; among the women Pfeifer, Badalamenti and Cogo.
After the two refreshments offered by the Municipalities of Pollina and Isnello, it continues towards Gratteri, surrounded by the fog. Here too, a demanding timed section in which Busacca is again distinguished, followed by the Swiss Girardi and Thommen; among women, on the other hand, it is Badalmenti that this time has the best of Pfeifer and Cogo.
After the refreshment offered by the Municipality of Gratteri, we begin to descend again towards the sea and return to Finale, greeted by a splendid sun.