15 kilometers and the group is still united, it rains lightly in this initial part of the route.
Reto Hollenstein and Sylvain Moniquet have tried but have not been able to separate themselves from the group.
The Passo Pordoi is the Cima Coppi of this Giro d'Italia. The last four riders to have crowned this Passo in first position have been Italians, Fortunato Baliani in 2006, Emanuele Sella in 2008, Damiano Cunego in 2016 and Diego Rosa in 2017.
In the first kilometers the attacks already begin.
Therefore, today the finishing touch to the high mountains in the Giro d'Italia 2022 and a propitious day for the favorites to try to hurry their options before the time trial. Jai Hindley has to unseat Carapaz in order to be the champion and Mikel Landa will fight against both.
The end of the stage will take them to Puerto Di Fedaia, the well-known Marmolada, a climb that consists of two parts, the first of 12.8 kilometers at 7.6% and the last 5.7 kilometers that already reach a drop of 10.4%.
The second climb is the highest port of the 2022 edition, Passo Pordoi, with 2,236 meters of altitude at its top. It is a very constant ascent that culminates with 45 kilometers to go, 11.9 kilometers at 6.6%.
At kilometer 63 they will go through the first intermediate sprint Cencenighe Agordino, already in full climb to Passo San Pellegrino, the first ascent of the day with 18.3 kilometers at 6.2%.
The first part of the route gives a break, with a non-scoring ascent to San Gregorio nelle Alpi around kilometer 20.
Today's route is made up of 167 kilometers between Belluno and Marmolada Passo Fedaia. A highly demanding mountain stage that takes the peloton to the Dolomites. A high mountain day with 4700 meter drop.
Yesterday Koen Bouwman won the stage but no one took advantage of the opportunity to attack the leadership of Richar Carapaz. Today the favorites will have a new opportunity and only Sunday's time trial will be pending.
Good morning and welcome to this 20th and penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia 2022.