Another tough day in the mountains. Stage 14 is fairly short at 131km – Stage 14 features five KOMs and a total elevation of 4,000m, very high compared to the distance.
Starting from Saint-Vincent the course takes in 5 categorised climbs up Verrayes, Verrogne, Truc d'Arbe (Combes) and Colle San Carlo, before the summit finish in Courmayeur.
In 1959, Charly Gaul won the stage and wore the Maglia Rosa on his way to victory in that edition of the Giro d’Italia. These are long climbs with high average gradients, raced one after the other with barely a breath in between.