Stage 13 - June 1: Montebelluna - Passo Pordoi (Valle Di Fassa), 225 km

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Stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia is the toughest of the race so far, a mere 225 kilometres with three category 1 climbs and an above category climb to finish in Pordoi at 2239 m, will produce some lengthy separations amongst the top 20 on GC.

Starting in Montebelluna, the riders start climbing almost immediately, reaching the first peak at 93 kilometres (Passo Rolle, 1989 m, 23 km at 5.5%). Following the descent, the intergiro is located at Moena (km 124), before the race climbs to Pordoi for the first time at kilometre 153. This climb is 12 kilometres, at an average gradient of 6.4%, maximum 10%.

There is a descent into Caprile (1014 m, km 183) followed by the climb of the Passo Fedaia (2057 m), a 13.7 kilometre slog at 7.7%, averaging 10% in the last 6 kilometres. Finally, following a descent to Canazei (1465 m) the riders make their way up to Pordoi again for the finish.

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