The middle stage of the 2024 Tour of the Alps spans 127 kilometers in Tirol/Tirolo, with the start and finish in Schwaz, and is split into two parts. The first part winds across the Inntal/Valle dell’Inn until km 89 and features an undulating route.
The second part offers a completely different setting, with the Weerberg and Pillberg climbs playing a key role. Thanks to their demanding routes, these climbs (that will be repeated twice with only the first pass valid for the KOM) will be selective and will turn the last 38 kilometers into a race within the race, similar to an Ardennes’ classic.
Indeed, despite its short climbs, the average grade is almost 10 percent and spikes up to 13-14 percent. Following the final descent, only one kilometer remains, which leaves room for many scenarios to play out, including a solo attack. A double turn with only 300 metres to go will lead the peloton into the final straight, once again with a slight incline.