Prelude to the finale

A lumpy, softening up stage

Route: You expect the Giro's route to be unpredictable, but organisers RCS Sport have pulled out the stops for this centenary edition. This is another day where the climbs aren't all that big, but they are incessant. It's another day when the contenders will have to be watchful, but when a break should stay clear.

Procycling's Top Tip: Monte Trebbio features, and as the rider who won this year's Coppi e Bartali stage over that climb, Cunego will be one of the men to watch. In recent Giros, he's been off the pace by this point in the race – can he regain his form of 2004?

Savio speaks: The stage to Faenza is going to be a truly difficult stage. It is open for an escape of substance, but it will not affect the overall classification.

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