The first 115 kilometres are flat to undulating and then the Bric delle Forchi appears. The 5 kilometres climb goes up at around 6%. Some 20 kilometer later the next hill is 4 kilometres at 6%. The downhill leads straight onto the third uphill test. Again a gradient of approximately 6%, while the ascent is 5 kilometres long.
With 40 kilometres remaining the riders descend to Alba and the route continues on the flat to two ascents in the final 12 kilometres. The first one climbs in 2.5 kilometres at 5% into Guarene and the last one is 1 kilometres long and averages some 7%.
In theory both are perfect places to launch a late attack. The last summit peaks out 5 kilometres before the finish in Canale.
The second intermediate sprint comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds, while time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds are awarded to the first three riders on the line.
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