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Rugged Summit Finish
Following the second rest day, the race for the final podium should be down to just a handful of riders, so a stage that is mostly downhill for the first three hours before the two difficult (but much lower) mountain passes at the end should ensure that an early break succeeds in staying away. Behind, the GC leaders will likely wait until the climb to the finish at Sega di Ala, a village just below the summit of the Passo delle Fittanze. It’s a rugged climb, averaging 10.4 percent for the opening 6 kilometers, with another even steeper stretch with a 17-percent pitch preceding the final 2 kilometers. It hasn’t been used at the Giro before, but when a stage of the Giro del Trentino finished at Sega di Ala in 2013, won by Nibali, the first 20 finishers all came in one-by-one spread over four minutes. For sure, there are no “easy” climbs in this Giro d’Italia.