Stage 4 will again start from Leifers/Laives in Südtirol/Alto Adige and end in Borgo Valsugana, in Trentino, following 141.3 kilometers and almost 4000 meters of elevation gain. Without a doubt, these digits make it the queen stage of the 2024 Tour of the Alps.
After a quick warm up in the first kilometers, the riders will face the ascent toward St. Lugan Pass/Passo San Lugano. Once the racers enter the Val di Cembra, a new climb toward Brusago will prepare the peloton for an even more challenging 4 kilometers up to the Passo Redebus. A long, smooth downhill brings the pack to Pergine Valsugana, right before a new climb to the Passo del Compet KOM: 845 m of elevation gain in about 10 kilometers, featuring steep, double-digit grades.
The route continues descending toward Levico Terme, before a sudden turn skyward to tackle a new and highly demanding climb up the Passo del Vetriolo, the “Strada dei Baiti.” This climb will be followed by a long descent to bring the peloton to the valley floor before taking on the day’s final climb, the Colle San Marco. From its peak, the road features seven kilometers of average descending, and two kilometers of flat riding until the finish in Borgo Valsugana.