Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pompeiana Photos: the New Climb in Milan-Sanremo

Earlier today came news that the ascent of Le Manie has been removed from the 2014 edition of Milan-Sanremo and is replaced by the climb of Pompeiana near the end of the race.

My thanks to reader Gian Marco who sends two photographs that he took today showing the most difficult section of the Pompeiana climb where there are two switchbacks and three ramps, here the grade is 14% at the steepest point (click on photos to enlarge).

The green dot is where the photo of the lower switchback, below, is taken from

Arrows show course direction

Grazie Gian Marco!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! We'll be keeping Le Manie in our Primavera tour for 2014 (details here http://www.cycleitalia.com/la-primavera-milano-san-remo-cycling14.htm) and quite likely explore this new climb as well, though it will be a shame to see Le Manie ditched after such a short time, the views from up there are superb!