Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hardest Climbs of the 2010 Giro d'Italia


Hardest climbs of the 2010 Giro d'Italia:


Stage 8: Chianciano-Terme-Terminillo 189 km 189: Terminillo max height 1672 meters, 16.1 long, 1172 meters of altitude gain, average grade 7.3%, max grade 12%


Stage 14: Ferrara-Asolo km 201: Monte Grappa, (max height 1675 meters, 18.9 Km long, 1501 meters of elevation gain, average grade 7.9%, max grade 14%


Stage 15: Mestre-Monte Zoncolan km 218: Monte Zoncolan max height 1730 meters, 10.1 Km long, 1200 meters of elevation gain, average grade 11.9%, max grade 22%. Read a ride story of the Zoncolan here.


Stage 16: San Vigilio di Marebbe-Plan de Corones, individual TT of 12.9 km; Plan de Corones max height 2273 meters, 12.85 km long, 1086 meters of elevation gain, average grade 8.5%, max grade 24%


Stage 17: Brunico-Peio Terme km 173: Passo delle Palade max height 1523 meters, 18.9 km long, 1242 meters of elevation gain, average grade 6.6%, max grade 16%


Stage 19: Brescia-Aprica km 195: Aprica max height 1173 meters, km 13.95 km long, 503 m of elevation gain, average grade 3.6%, max grade 15); Trivigno max height 1608 meters, 11 km long, 838 m of elevation gain, average grade 7.6%, max grade 14%; Passo del Mortirolo max height 1854 meters, 12.8 km long, 1317 m of elevation gain, average grade 10.3%, max grade 18%


Stage 20: Bormio-Ponte di Legno Tonale km 178: Forcola di Livigno max height 2315 meters, 18 km long, 1278 m of elevation gain, average grade 7,1%, max grade 13%); Passo di Gavia (Cima Coppi) (max height 2618 meters, 24,9 km long, 1399 meters of elevation gain, average grade 5,6%, max grade 14%); Passo del Tonale max height 1883 meters, 11 km long, 631 meters of elevation gain, avergae grade 5.7%, max grade 10%. Gavia ride story here.


Note: some of the above stages also include lesser climbs(!).


Photo: on the Zoncolan


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