Climbs of Giro d' Italia – Pordoi Pass
The ascent to Pordoi Pass, several times stage finish of Giro d’Italia, is very regular, with an elevation development of 800 m, spread on a length of 12,8 km.
After leaving Canazei, at the roundabout, take the state road 48 (S.S. 48). From the very first turns, wide and well-designed, there’s a gradient of 5,8%, which touches 7,6% by the third kilometre. Get past the resort of Pian de Frataces (Lupo Bianco) and keep right at the crossroads. After passing 11 hairpin turns, the remaining 16 climb the Dolomites pass with gradients of about 6% (maximum of 10%).
<p>At Pordoi Pass, <b>first stop by Fausto Coppi’s memorial</b>, reminding the legendary ventures of this champion. At the inauguration in July 2000 took part the daughter Marina and Coppi’s three gregarious, Ettore Milano, Franco Giacchero and Michele Gismondi. <b>Second stop by Gilberto Simoni’s Wilier Triestina Cento1</b>, embedded since 2011 in a rock-and-steel monument. This is the very same bike the rider from Trentino entered the Arena of Verona with, at the end of his last Giro d’Italia, in 2010.</p>