The 2012 Giro del Trentino, scheduled in April, will for the first time in a professional race feature the Punta Veleno (Poison Point) ascent, rated one of the toughest climbs in Europe.
It was first considered for inclusion in a stage for the Giro d'Italia in 1972 by Vincenzo Torriani, director of the Giro d'Italia from 1949 to 1989, but after visiting it he decided it was too hard.
The 8 km climb begins near Lake Garda in Castello di Brenzone, between Bardolino and Malcesine. Steep sections can be from 15% to 18%, and even more than 20%.
Recommended gearing is a compact with 34/29:
The action will stake place on Stage 3, April 19th.
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