The 1st stage starts in Italy to cross the Brenner Pass into Austria. The winner will step forward on a hilly finish circuit around Innsbruck.
At 121.5 kilometres, stage 2 on the Tour of the Alps is short yet hard. The elevation gain in the last 70 kilometres is 2,500 metres. Following two wall-like ascents the last 20 kilometres climb at moderate gradients to the line.
Stage 3 takes in three intermediate ascents and the last 15 kilometre run false flat uphill to the finish line.
The Tour of the Alps serves three massive climbs on the fourth day of action. In stage 4 the riders tackle the Passo Castrin (24.4 kilometres at 5.6%), Passo Campo Carlo Magno (14.6 kilometres at 6.6%) and the 10 kilometres climb to Boniprati, which slopes at 6.8%. The finale is a technical 6.6 kilometres drop into Pieve di Bono.
The 5th stage is a testing race with yet another downhill finale. The course features five ascents, the last one is 8.5 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 6.2%. The descent to the line in Riva del Garda is 12 kilometres in length.
Tour of the Alps 2021: route, profiles, more
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