Stage 17 and Friday's Finestre

Today's image on the Finestre
via Jered Gruber

The final 3 days of high mountains start tomorrow. Friday's Queen Stage will have the Cima Coppi, Finestre (2178m unpaved at the top) and the finish on top of the summit of Bardonecchia. 

"I can't believe it was 2015 when we last saw the Finestre. We rode up it today to get a feel for what might be in store for Friday. It was cold, really snowy, and the smooth-isa dirt is so, so wet, sometimes muddy, always soft. I swear it makes that 9% average gradient feel closer to 12."
- Jered Gruber, photographer

"Everyone's in incredible form. Yates is dealing with the pressure."
- Svein Tuft