2018 – ES 1 & 3 : La Porta – Valle di Rostino

2018 – ES 1 & 3 : La Porta – Valle di Rostino


Find out the details of one of the seven special stages that will constitute the 2018 CORSICA linea – Tour de Corse. With the collaboration of Dominique Serieys, dive into SS1 & 3.

Dominique Serieys, CORSICA linea – Tour de Corse 2018 Director:

 “The stage starts with a technical uphill section to La Porta and its church that has achieved legendary status in the Tour de Corse, and is a symbol of Castagniccia. It leads to a narrow, twisty, road deformed in places, which runs through the Giocatojo village and crosses the magnificent Saint Antoine pass. The crews will then head downhill for almost 600m alternating new and worn surfaces and quick, winding sections that will take them to Ortiporio, Penta Acquatella and Barchetta and its spectacular hairpin. They will join Campile after a radical change of surface on a hill climb-like section. A much twistier road on the mountainside brings them to Bisinchi and Castello di Rostino over 700m above sea level; this is followed by the final section comprising a succession of downhill hairpins before they reach the finish not far from Valle di Rostino.”

Key points:
– Friday, April 6th
– 1st car: 09:50 AM (SS1) & 03:12 PM (SS3)
– Distance: 49.03km
– 2017 best time: Sébastien Ogier 32:15.9
– Road closure: 07:20AM
– Number of public zones: 15
– Number of public safety commissioners: 37


location-on-map SS1-3 Spectators map


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