Race Radio said:I have not seen anything about wind on either day, but race situation could play a role. Basso was trying to win the Giro and went full gas. He crushed the field quickly and it was a mountain top finish. Contador still had another climb to go and was saving his matches.
Not for the climb itself, but for Pescara on Sunday:
And for May 15, 2006:
Now the data is from a station in Pescara, NE from the climb and on the coast. Don't know the area, but 54km away by car, or (guessing) 30k away as the crow flies. Still, if it is similar there, it was probably similar on the climb.