Shortly after the start the riders tackle a small ramp in the centre of Reith, but then the route flattens out. In fact, straight and flat roads lead to kilometre 35 before a 6 kilometres climb to Tulfes ushers in the mountainous middle section. The route continues to Lans and Matri am Brenner to enter Italy via the Brenner Pass, which is a long climb at shallow gradients. Not hard enough for any KOM points.
A descent of 45 kilometres long takes the riders to Brixen and they tackle the 5.9 kilometres climb at 5% to Feldthurns. Still 30 kilometres to go when the Tour of the Alps moves through the village.
Following the downhill and 8 kilometres in the valley the finale kicks in hard with the ascent to Barbiano: 4.5 kilometres at 8%. A short descent and then it goes back up again on the wildly irregular Monte di Mezzo. It’s 3.9 kilometres long and averaging 8.5%, while several double digit ramps pep up the climb.
The last 3 kilometres go up and down until the finish inside the local hockey, short track and speed skating arena of Renon, the so called Ritten Arena.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
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