A medium-mountain stage through Le Marche with 4 catagorised climbs including Montelupone previously seen in editions of Tirreno-Adriatico (only cat 3?) and also some ‘strade bianche’. Stage described as ‘serious, without being drastic’.
DD/CK moment: Hope no-one stays in the hotel in Urbino that we did as it had what could be described as ‘antique furniture’ and the wardrobe door had a habit of creaking open in the middle of the night!
2 riders please by 9.30am BST Friday.