A long stage with long climbs. After the first half across the hilly region around Treviso famous for its Prosecco vineyards, the route reaches Feltre where (it climbs up the Monte Grappa on its north side. It is a climb measuring 24 km in length with long sections at 7-8% gradients with some short stretches and minor descents. A very long descent heading to Romano d’Ezzelino is followed by 10 km on a flat section leading to the 14 km climb up to Foza at a gradient of 7.1%. The stage route undulates the final 10 km to the finish in Asiago.
This could be a very crucial stage in the battle for the Pink jersey with tired legs and almost three weeks of racing.