The 2013 Giro may make its first appearance at the ascent to Selle Nevea. The ascent, perhaps coming at the end of a Fruilian stage, was recently tested by local riders who invited Franco Pellizotti.
"I know the 18 km from Chiusaforte to Sella Nevea well because ten years ago on that climb I won the Giro del Friuli," said Pellizotti. "The grade is constant and you can ride fast but after the roundabout the trouble begins. For more than 1.5 km the grade is closer to 20% than 10%. The attacks would have to come here as the final 3 km are easier. The panorama at the finish is priceless."
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