The twentieth Giro stage, after the changes made as it cannot pass through French soil, it will consist of 190 kilometers, will depart from Alba and will have a triple ascent to Sestriere, where the stage ends up high.
A demanding alpine day, with more than 3,500 meters of accumulated unevenness. After an approach phase from Alba to Pinerolo on the flat and on medium-wide and straight roads, the long, endless climb begins at the first pass of Sestriere (2nd, 38 kms at 4 percent slope).
From the top, which does not cross the finish line, descent to Cesana Torinese to climb Sestriere (1st, 6.9 kms to 7.2) via Sauze di Cesana. This time the finish line is crossed, after another descent to Cesana Torinese
The third and last climb will be faced, the one that leads uphill to the finish line of Sestriere (1st, 6.9 kms at 7.2).
Last chance for the candidates for the pink jersey, which will be defended by the Dutch Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) with 12 seconds ahead of fellow Australian Jai Hinsley and 15 with respect to the British Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos).
.- Stage data:
Departure time: 11 am
Estimated time of arrival: 16.30
Km 137.9: Sestriere (2nd, 38 kms at 4 percent slope)
Km 163: Sestriere (1st, 6.9 kms to 7.2)
Km 190: Sestriere (1st, 6.9 to 7.2) (Goal).