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What's your favourite Giro climb?

Monte Zoncolan
123
12%
Colle Delle Finestre
118
11%
Colle Della Fauniera
98
9%
Tre Cime Di Lavaredo
99
9%
Plan De Corones
100
9%
Passo Fedaia
108
10%
Passo Dello Stelvio
111
10%
Passo Del Mortirolo
105
10%
Passo Di Gavia
99
9%
Colle Dell' Agnello
97
9%
 
Total votes : 1058

What's your favourite Giro climb?

28 May 2011 08:54

Title says it all. It can be for every reason you like. (history, legends, toughness, etc.)
If your favourite isn't in the poll just post it and I will put it in this first post at least.
NOTE: I chose this 10 climbs purely based on my preferences. Sadly 10 options aren't enough, I hope I didn't forget your favourite one :(

Climbs voted without being in the poll:
Monte Bondone (1)
Passo Manghen (1)
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28 May 2011 09:41

Finestre or Fedeia. Finestre edges it. Legendary climb. Savoldelli's descend after the Colle delle Finestre was epic. The fact it's on sterrato makes it better as well(although the sterrato isn't dangerous or anything).

Fedeia is also a good climb because it's hard en the scenery is stunning. What they did there in the Giro 2008 was amazing.
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28 May 2011 09:43

El Pistolero wrote:Finestre or Fedeia. Finestre edges it. Legendary climb. Savoldelli's descend after the Colle delle Finestre was epic. The fact it's on sterrato makes it better as well(although the sterrato isn't dangerous or anything).

Fedeia is also a good climb because it's hard en the scenery is stunning. What they did there in the Giro 2008 was amazing.

I voted Finestre too... Though it's a close call with all the other climbs, not just Fedaia :)
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28 May 2011 09:50

I picked the monte Zoncolan. I have no rational explanation really, there is just something mythical about it. The fact that the team cars can not follow the riders and they are somehow on their own, they have climbed so high that civilization ends.

Also it reminds me of Bassos wonderful ride last year in the Giro and the many many spectators that makes it something special.
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28 May 2011 09:58

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28 May 2011 10:00

Never seen it before but Finestre looks really great! Although my personal favourit would be Passo dello Stelvio since I have been skiing at the Stelvio glacier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzPpXiNTvRs

The climb at 5:24, is that Stelvio?
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28 May 2011 10:00

Crostis :o

I'll wait for the conclusion of today's stage before deciding.
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28 May 2011 10:00

I doubted between Tre Cime di Lavaredo (or Drei Zinnen) - because it such a spectacular scenery, probably without match and a extremely hard finish, but it is not so long

and Colle delle Finestre which is gravel, beautiful landscape, hard.

It's alps vs. dolomites.

I have to say Finestre in the end, but Tre Cime is right up there on esthetical grounds.
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28 May 2011 10:19

Walkman wrote:Never seen it before but Finestre looks really great! Although my personal favourit would be Passo dello Stelvio since I have been skiing at the Stelvio glacier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzPpXiNTvRs

The climb at 5:24, is that Stelvio?

I think not, it's the Giro 2005 stage 14, while Stelvio was stage 15. Unless eurosport doesn't count the prologue, it must not be the Stelvio (but it's similar...)
wait, there's no Basso in there... So it could actually be the Stelvio. Damn eurosport...
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28 May 2011 11:16

Great poll.

Monte Zoncolan for me. The fans are a major reason for this. Thousands and thousands all the way up, kilometer after kilometer.

It has a higher average gradient than the biggest baddest TDF climbs have maximum gradient.

Nowhere do the riders go as slow as the Zonc.

It truly is the king of MTF's

Other than that i usually prefer the long climb at about 30k followed by long descent format, so Finestre and Mortirolo 2nd and 3rd.

I think i might have gone for Crostis had things gone the way they should have. The almost Zoncolan gradients on unpaved road followed by 8k up top and hellish descent, would really have done it imo.
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28 May 2011 11:19

The Hitch wrote:Great poll.

Thanks for your appreciation ;)
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28 May 2011 11:25

Monte Bondonne
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28 May 2011 11:26

Bavarianrider wrote:Monte Bondonne

I'll put it in the first post..
btw it's Monte Bondone (just 1 "n") :)
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28 May 2011 11:36

Eshnar wrote:I'll put it in the first post..
btw it's Monte Bondone (just 1 "n") :)


Thanks :):D
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28 May 2011 11:43

Eshnar wrote:Climbs voted without being in the poll:
Monte Bondone (1)


Passo Manghen - 23.5km with the last 6km at an average of 9.9%

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28 May 2011 11:44

benpounder wrote:Passo Manghen - 23.5km with the last 6km at an average of 9.9%

Updating first post.... :)
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28 May 2011 11:47

Finestre and the Stelvio, but voted for Finestre. :)
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28 May 2011 12:01

benpounder wrote:Passo Manghen - 23.5km with the last 6km at an average of 9.9%

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28 May 2011 12:06

Plan de Corones...the steep gravel pitches are something to behold. That last km is horrible.
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28 May 2011 12:06

The Hitch wrote:
It has a higher average gradient than the biggest baddest TDF climbs have maximum gradient.



Galibier has 12%+ parts (in the Giro d'Italia max gradient sense) unless my memory and/or measuring equipment completely fails.

Stelvio for me. Watching the last 24 hairpins towering up is very special imo. (Maybe I'll change my mind when I've ridden some of the others.)
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