Madeleine was 17.1 km at 8.4%, Bondone from Aldeno is 22.5 at 6.4% (mostly because of 3 flattish kms in the middle of the climb). So yes, not as hard, but comparable, and that was a bit my point, not really much discussion on Bondone while Madeleine was very hyped.
(By the way it's not the regular Bondone side, which I agree, would be way easier than Madeleine)
But I think I agree with you (and perhaps wasn't very clear in my previous posts). I also struggle to see anything happening tomorrow, for two main reasons, with the first being even more important than the second: a) the rest of the stage is too easy b) Stelvio the next day.
What I mean is: Bondone would have been one of the top three hardest climbs in the Tour, so people would have at least complained that it was wasted being placed in that part of the stage and in that stage. In the Giro, I have seen very few people even mentioning it, because it's so full of long hard climbs in the final week that, you know, it doesn't matter too much.
For one, I am very interested in the first kms of the stage tomorrow. The two first climbs are such a lovely combination. Let's see how things go.