Big night for GC. Three Cat 2 climbs with a Cat 1 mountain top finish. Expecting plenty of attacking from the likes of Nibali and Fuglsang, hopefully Hindley can maintain a top 10 standing but I'm not expecting it. The breakaway should stay away, and I can see Sagan going in it to win that first IS and reduce the gap to 25 points but realistically he'l have to get 60 points from the 5 mountain stages left and hope he can keep it to less than a 23 point loss on the flat in stage 19. It's going to be a tight race between he and Demare for the Ciclamino
What looks like it should be a big day apparently might not because the final climb is apparently a gradual/consistent 6-7% on a road made for buses ferry people to the ski resort that is the finishing point of the stage.
The second climb (Bondone) is supposedly the hardest of the day because it has sections of 10% on a narrow and winding road, but that is prob too far out for it to matter to the GC guys