Triple dose of Sestriere for a pink jersey
At the start of Alba, the riders will be entitled to a relatively flat section until Perosa Argentina and passing through Saluzzo, which will host the first intermediate sprint, and Pinerolo. From then on, the peloton will tackle the first ascent towards Sestriere, via Pragelato (31.8km at 4.0%), which will be classified in second category. After a twelve kilometer descent to Cesana Torinese, the riders will climb again towards the ski resort, this time via Sauze di Cesana in a climb classified in first category (6.9km at 7.2%). To conclude this stage, the peloton will have to repeat the same route but, this time, the finish will be well judged at the top of the climb to Sestriere with the pink jersey race which could be clarified before the 15.7km timed scheduled for this Sunday in Milan at the end of the Giro.