This stage was bringing the cyclists through Unesco heritage areas like the Prosecco wine hills and the Dolomites San Martino di Castrozza and in between paying tribute to the soldiers that fought in the frist Wolrd War by cycling through a road built by them to bring the ammounition and food to the front line. This climb San Boldo is amongst the beloved from the cyclists living in this area including myself. Cycling along the haiprins and the tunnels escavated in the rocks makes you feel content when you reach the top.
This stage could have shaken the general classification on paper but unfortunately for the audience that was expecting to see some action everything was quiet and all last attempts to push Carapz away from the podium was pushed to the next stage.
This stage is really amazing to ride at your own pace as the view and is just paying off the sweat and fatigue.