27 July – 2.898 m | 142 km | h. 9.00
Crono Penia – Lago di Fedaia | 7,3 km • 504 m
SHORT STAGE DESCRIPTION
This stage takes us to the foot of the highest mountain in the Dolomites, Marmolada, 3,343 m.a.s.l. covered with the only glacier ice in the Dolomites. After tackling the long ascent that leads from Bolzano to the Carezza Pass, we descend into the Fassa Valley, which we ride to Canazei to join the SS 641 that takes us over the Fedaia Pass. In Penia is the starting line for the timed section, a stretch that is not particularly long but no less challenging than the previous ones, ending on the dam of Lake Fedaia, at the foot of the Marmolada. The return follows the way of the outward journey to the Costalunga Pass where we head on a false flat to the Nigra Pass and then quickly descend to Tires and continue on to Prato Isarco where we find ourselves back on the SS 12 leading to Bolzano.