favourite giro's climb?

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Jun 7, 2010
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Hi Guys what is your favourite giro's climb? in my opinion the giro has the best mountains of the three grand tour..what do you think? here's a poll!
 

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Finestre surely. The hardest GT climb. And yet I like Monte Grappa, Colle dell'Agnello and Passo Manghen a lot.
 
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It was a hard choice between the Finestre and the Mortirolo, but I've opted for the Mortirolo.

What I like about both climbs is that at the moment the top is passed, the action still continues with a sharp descent and another climb.
 

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Eshnar said:
in which parallel universe? :eek:
OK. The 2008 Giro stage was absolutely dead, sort of the yesterday's Pampeago with the difference that the riders were dying even slower. Only Ricco tried to revive the situation in a way, but he failed too by and large. The 2011 passing was an absolute transit with no action, except for Nibali who destroyed himself with an idiotic attack on the descent from Giau. I realize that's the problem for all non-finish climbs but doesnt change anything. There was nothing on Fedaia. Nothing.
 
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This is the Giro, picking one climb is impossible. I love Fedaia and Finestre but felt compelled to pick Tre Cime, mainly cos of the 2007 and 1989 stages.
 
airstream said:
OK. The 2008 Giro stage was absolutely dead, sort of the yesterday's Pampeago with the difference that the riders were dying even slower. Only Ricco tried to revive the situation in a way, but he failed too by and large. The 2011 passing was an absolute transit with no action, except for Nibali who destroyed himself with an idiotic attack on the descent from Giau. I realize that's the problem for all non-finish climbs but doesnt change anything. There was nothing on Fedaia. Nothing.
Beside the fact that Contador attacked on Fedaia more than he did on Giau, the presence of Fedaia was essential in that stage. Had not been there, no one would have dared to attack earlier than the final climb.
 
airstream said:
OK. The 2008 Giro stage was absolutely dead, sort of the yesterday's Pampeago with the difference that the riders were dying even slower. Only Ricco tried to revive the situation in a way, but he failed too by and large. The 2011 passing was an absolute transit with no action, except for Nibali who destroyed himself with an idiotic attack on the descent from Giau. I realize that's the problem for all non-finish climbs but doesnt change anything. There was nothing on Fedaia. Nothing.
Apart from Arroyo attacking, Contador, Rodríguez and Kruijswijk following, the shelling of the final wheat from the chaff as people like Betancur were finally shelled, the break splintering to pieces with Nieve catching and dropping Hoogerland and then Bakelandts to make it to the summit in 2nd position, Sella and di Luca crashing through other break mates on their way up with the favourites chasing behind?

Fedaia is a great compromise - it's steep enough to cause serious suffering, but not so steep that the racing is purely attritional like it often is on climbs like Anglirú and Zoncolán - intra- and inter-group tactics can still play a role on Fedaia. And all the while in a stunning backdrop.

If Fedaia causes boring racing, then surely you must have been in a coma throughout most Tour climbs.
 
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My favourite from the list is Zoncolan, but what about Etna? It might not be as difficult as Mortirolo, but still pretty epic.
 

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Libertine Seguros said:
Apart from Arroyo attacking, Contador, Rodríguez and Kruijswijk following, the shelling of the final wheat from the chaff as people like Betancur were finally shelled, the break splintering to pieces with Nieve catching and dropping Hoogerland and then Bakelandts to make it to the summit in 2nd position, Sella and di Luca crashing through other break mates on their way up with the favourites chasing behind?

Fedaia is a great compromise - it's steep enough to cause serious suffering, but not so steep that the racing is purely attritional like it often is on climbs like Anglirú and Zoncolán - intra- and inter-group tactics can still play a role on Fedaia. And all the while in a stunning backdrop.

If Fedaia causes boring racing, then surely you must have been in a coma throughout most Tour climbs.
OK. Then what defines whether racing is boring or not? For me it's obviously an intrigue in the fight for top places. On what Arroyo's attack could affect? It's even difficult to call an attack. The man just was hanging at the distance of 20 sec for a little while and then dropped. Racing on Fedaia was very closed. Yes, Nibali's move splitted the group into 8-10 best riders and the rest, but it happened before Fedaia by and large. The climb is still very hard, probably like a half of Zoncolan something like that. In my view, too lengthy 10%+ sections rather reduce spectacle. I like Agnel from Italian side a lot though. 8k at 10% over 2.000m is a real extreme. It's pity the races are unlikely to finish on here...
 

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