The third uphill finish. Legend strikes again: and what a legend! The legend of Marco Pantani who, in 1999, enjoyed one of his most memorable achievements at Campo Imperatore, winning the pink jersey on a cruelly difficult Giro. This is a very long and diverse stage, characterised above all by the very long final ascent of almost 50 kilometers, interrupted only by a gently sloping central incline. The following day will be a rest day: but the ranking should already be indicative of the final outcome.