Located in Trento’s nearby, Baselga di Piné is situated on the border between Valsugana and Val di Cembra. Baselga offers medium mountain landscapes and a context in the traditional rural zone of Trentino, embellished by greenwoods, vineyards and six lakes.
The main city of the Val di Non, Cles has bound its name to cycling in several ways in the years: 1988 World Champion Maurizio Fondriest hails from here, and Cles has been the home of Trofeo Melinda for many years.
The race resumes from Baselga di Pinè for TotA stage 4. The first 20 km will be mostly on descent, except for some flat stretches, until the peloton reaches the valle dell’Adige. Crossing Lavis and Mezzolombardo, the peloton will reach the Val di Non, and start climbing toward Campodenno. Several kilometers at high altitudes, with some up-and-downs, will eventually take the peloton to Cles for the first time after 55 km. The race will move in the Northern part of the valley, passing through Revò and Brez to start the demanding Forcella di Brez climb. After returning to Revò, the peloton will cross the valley again to Mollaro. From there, the long ascent to rifugio Sores and Passso Predaia begins, topping with 19 km to go. The first 11 km of those are downhill, and 3 are mixed, but then with 5 km to go, the Sanzennone climb, also locally known as “la Puntara” (2 km at 7% average, but with the central one kilometer at 11%, and peaks at 15%) is likely to decide the final outcome of the stage and further light up the finale. From the top, only 3 mostly flat kilometers will remain between the leaders and the finish line in Cles. That leaves the race open to every kind of solution: the final drag could launch the decisive attack of a solo rider, or a reduced group.