Limone sul Garda – San Giacomo di Brentonico - 164,5 km
Ritrovo: Ore 8,10 - Limone sul Garda, parcheggio De Gasperi
Firma: Ore 8,35 - 9,35 - Limone sul Garda, Lungo Lago Marconi
Partenza: Ore 9,50 - Limone sul Garda, Lungo Lago Marconi
Arrivo: Ore 14,10 - San Giacomo di Brentonico
Controllo medico: unità mobile all'arrivo
Quartiertappa: San Giacomo Di Brentonico, Hotel San Giacomo (all'arrivo)
Sala Stampa - Telefoni - Giuria - Cronometristi - Organizzazione - Segreteria Corsa
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The stage starts in Limone del Garda on the border between Lombardia and Trentino where the start of a stage of the pink race was hosted, and ends in San Giacomo di Brentonico, after a 14.4 km. climb in the Monte Baldo natural park.
Initially it coasts the lake until Riva del Garda then goes through Arco, Nago and Mori and descends into the Vallagarina until Ala. It climbs towards Rovereto where there is an intermediate sprint. Once it reaches Mattarello in the Adige Valley there is the climb to Vigolo Vattaro where there is the first KOM (altitude 737m.). The race then descends to Calceranica where there is the feed zone and it passes next to the lakes of Caldonazzo and Levico to then climb in the opposite direction once again to Vigolo Vattaro to reach the second KOM. Then it descends towards Mattarello and Aldeno and runs among vineyards and apple trees along the right side of the Adige river on a wide flat road until Mori where there is the start of the climb to San Giacomo in Brentonico where there is the KOM (altitude 1196 m.) and the finish line. The first 8.5 km. of the climb until Brentonico are on the same course as the time trial of the 2013 Giro d'Italia (Mori – Polsa)and of the remaining 6 km. to the finish line the first 2 km. are flat and slightly downhill and the last 4 km. are the hardest with inclines over 10% and up to 16% in the last 900 m. where the road then widens once again before reaching the finish line.
The finish line is in front of the San Giacomo Hotel on a straight 100 m. stretch after the final couple of curves.