We are at Stage 10 – Modena to Salsomaggiore Terme, 173km at the foot of the Po Valley.
Stage 10 takes place in the historic town of Modena. The city in the Po Valley is filled with beautiful architecture, like the Modena Cathedral, the Ducal Palace and the enchanting Piazza Grande. Tired riders won’t be too enthused, but at least they have a reasonably flat stage ahead of them.
The first 150 kilometres barely contain a speed bump, and it’s only as the arrival town of Salsomaggiore Terme draws near, just after passing Parma, that it gets a little bumpy. The finish is slightly uphill but this shouldn’t affect the sprinters
Salsomaggiore Terme is rightly famed for its magnificent thermal baths. In the ’60s and ’70s it was one of the tourist destinations in these parts, and it’s somehow synonymous with those times. We are all ready to wait to tour along the road of Salso!