The GC battle heats up on stage 14. The first of two queen stages traverses the eastern Dolomites and includes five categorized climbs and more than 14,000 feet of total elevation gain. First up is the steep pitch of Monte di Ragogna. In the final 45 kilometers, the route hits Passo Duron, Sella Valcalda, and finally the much-feared Monte Zoncolan, without a single stretch of flat road. This will be the sixth stage to finish on the Zoncolan, and the fifth edition to use the intimidating ramps from Ovaro, with gradients of 22 percent in its first half. The Giro could be won (or lost) on this day.