The Queen stage with approx. 5,400 m of climbing, a brutal day. The stage proceeds up the valley Edolo and then climbs up the Mortirolo from Monno (only ever climbed in 1990). The stages passes over the finish line in Bormio, climbs up the Passo dello Stelvio (Cima Coppi) and reaches Prato allo Stelvio and Glorenza, crosses the borders to Switzerland and clears the Umbrail Pass leading back to Italy, just 3 km from the Stelvio summit, and running down to Bormio. The final descent could feature some big fireworks! An epic stage not to be missed.