On May 28th the stage Lovere - Ponte di Legno includes the climbs of the Gavia Pass and of the Mortirolo Pass
The 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia, 194 km long and with over 4,800 m vertical altitude gain, is considered probably the most demanding and fascinating stage of the competition with the climb of Mortirolo Pass.
Due to the persisting bad weather conditions, the Organisation Direction informs that, in order to safeguard riders’ safety, stage 16 Lovere-Ponte di Legno, will have a new route. with the cancellation of the passage on the Gavia Pass. The start and finish cities remain unchanged. The stage will have a total length of 194 kilometres
A 194 km alpine stage with 15759 feet (4800m) of vertical altitude gain. The stage start's uphill at Lovere, then negotiates the passes over the Presolana and the Croce di Salven. The route then follows the Val Camonica as far as the town of Cedegolo, where the Cevo, a climb new to the Giro d'Italia d'Italia, begins. At Edolo the route turns towards the Aprica via Santicolo. The descent to Tirano is followed by the Adda valley as far as Mazzo di Valtellina, where the riders embark on the Mortirolo on the classic side with gradients of up to 18%. After the descent to Monno, the route rises for the final 15 km on shallow gradients (3-4%) to the finish line.
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