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23 april

Reith im Alpbachtal

Reith im Alpbachtal is an attractive holiday destination. In fact, the Austrian village offers plenty of holiday fun for families: walking, hiking (the Hildegard von Bingen garden is a real gem), relaxing in Summer and skiing in Winter on the Reitherkogel.

Schenna/Scena

Schenna is set in a prime location on the plateau above Meran. Surrounded by the mountains, Schenna is a perfect departure for outdoor activities, with hiking trails of any level. Schenna’s Medieval history is linked to the famous castle, characterized by collections of ancient weapons and paintings.

Description

The second stage is the longest of the 2019 TotA and - on cards - the toughest. After an early loop of 28 km to Brixlegg and back to the start in Reith, the race follows the flat B171 road until km 55. From there, the first ascent of the day to Tulfes will take the race to the natural terrace that overlooks Innsbruck, passing through Sistrans and Lans and then head towards Italy on the L38. As the race reaches Matrei am Brenner, the peloton will enter the B182 that will take the riders to the Brenner pass, and to Italy after 102 km. A fast descent to Sterzing/Vipiteno will set up the key moment of the stage, the long ascent to the Jaufenpass/Passo del Giovo. A long and very fast descent will take the race to the Val Passiria, and to the outskirts of Meran-o. The last 4,5 km will be once again on the up toward Schenna/Scena, with a spectacular finale on the tough ramps of the Schlossweg in the last 500 mt.

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