2nd week though. GTs have a way of sometimes bringing GC and non classics men to the fore on such hills. Also, before hitting the circuit it had been a REALLY hard stage. Add in a field that's very void of puncheurs and it seems like a really hard route.I mean the climbers obviously wouldn't be happy but don't rule them out anyway. If they want a race behind closed doors they will probably start with the laps right away and if you ride that climb 15 times it's gonna hurt even though it's not super steep.
Thinking back to the giro, that climb also actually wasn't that easy. Freakin Contador attacked there in 2015, Zakarin won that year and Betancur almost won in 2018. Not exactly sprinters those guys.
I've grown to dislike the 10-20 km laps at Worlds tbh. Always enough flat to wait for the final climb unless weather intervenes.