Preview: 2016 Giro d’Italia — Stage 5

Praia a Mare to Benevento

Wednesday, May 11

233 kilometers

Benevento hosted the start of stage 9 in 2015. This year it hosts what promises to be a very fast finish at the end of the Giro’s second-longest stage. (Stage 18 is one kilometer longer.) While this day opens with a small climb out of Praia a Mare as the route takes the peloton inland, it ends with a descent and flat run that will once again have the sprinters shouting “danke.”