Almost 200-km flat stage with a final “steep” climb. A very long approach across the Po Valley and the Langhe leads up to Mondovì, where the route starts to climb. Thus, the fight for victory will start here. A long climb with fairly uncomplicated and very constant gradient leads to the finish. It is the very climb where Pavel Tonkov (1996) and Stefano Garzelli (2000) claimed their win at the Giro and Simon Gerrans (2008) at the Tour.