A mid-mountain stage with over 3000m of climbing. The end should be interesting with a couple of good climbs that could favour the punchers.
Wind will be tail, then head, then side, then side-tail. A non-factor. And there should be a light drizzle at the finish. Another non-factor.
I've been reading Murakami books recently. I'm finishing my third. How long before I begin finding him repetitive?