After a hectic first two weeks at the Giro d’Italia that saw both Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and Rohan Dennis (BMC) drop out of the race, riders will head into the mountains of northern Italy following the final rest day.
With climbs like the Mortirolo, Stelvio and the Umbrail Pass in stage 16 alone, the third week is introduced with a bang. For many, this last week is where the GC will be decided as riders try to push attacks on unrelenting climbs.
Has Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) done enough to stay in contention or will Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and other smaller climbers come into their own?
The last week will prove to be an action packed one if riders still have the legs for it but it could all be settled on the last day with the final stage being an individual time trial into Milan.
Whatever happens, the race will take in some breathtaking scenery and showcase some of the finest climbs in the WorldTour.