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STAGE 3

17/05

Karditsa – Karpenisi (Velouchi)

STARTING POINT: KARDITSA
FINISH LINE: KARPENISI (Velouchi)
DISTANCE: 158 KM
ELEVATION GAIN: 4.544 M

The third stage of the ΔΕΗ International Tour of Hellas 2024 is the queen stage, the crown jewel of this year’s edition.

With a length of 158 kilometers and an elevation of 4,544 m, the route from Karditsa to Velouhi is equivalent to those of the Grand Tours. 

The peloton will start from where they finished Stage 2 i.e. outside the Municipal Stadium of Karditsa, pass by Plastira Lake, enter Evrytania for a brief ride, return to the Prefecture of Karditsa, and then leave Thessaly behind and move towards Central Greece. First they will pass through Fthiotida and then enter the Prefecture of Evrytania for the decisive last kilometres.

The first categorized climb (cat. 1) is scheduled to take place in Tsouka in the Prefecture of Fthiotida. In the second half of the stage, the riders will first pass through Lipouhi and Tymfristos (both cat. 2 climbs), before they reach Karpenisi.

From there, riders will tackle a very challenging ascend that ends in the finish line in Velouchi; a 12 km race with an average gradient of 8.52% and a maximum gradient of 17.3%!

Cycling fans will experience the most decisive battle between the blue jersey contenders and those fighting to claim the orange jersey.

Most likely the winner of the GC will be decided at this stage.

Points of Interest

0 km: Starting Point / Karditsa
27,4 km: KoM 1 (Cat. 1) / Τsouka
50 km: Intermediate Sprint 1 / Zaimi
60,9 km: Intermediate Sprint 2 / Loutro junction
99 km: KoM 2 (Cat. 2) / Lipouchi
133,2 km: KoM 3 (Cat. 2) / Tymfristos
158 km: KoM 4 – (Cat. 1) / Velouchi
158 km: Finish Line / Karpenisi (Velouchi)

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