The 2014 theme of the presentation was “a more humane Giro” meaning fewer long transfers. The stages are shorter, gone are the 240km Alpine raids of the final week with more vertical gain than Everest, instead a typical mountain stage is “just” 170km. Human yes, but probably more energetic too with faster finishes.
Nine uphill finishes of which five are “summit” finishes in the high mountains
Eight “sprint” stages
One team time trial, one classic time trial, one mountain time trial