May 30, Stage 17:
Lienz (Austria) - Monte Zoncolan 142km
- Cycling News
May 14, 2007, 1:00 BST,
April 22, 2009, 13:06 BST
A short, sharp stage from Austria back to Italy that finishes atop the fearsome Monte Zoncolan,...
A short, sharp stage from Austria back to Italy that finishes atop the fearsome Monte Zoncolan, known as one of the most difficult ascents in Europe. After a few early climbs where a break will surely go, the final ascent of Zoncolan is truly terrible. Only 10.1 kilometres long, Zoncolan gains 1203 metres for an average grade of 11.9% with the steepest pitches going straight up at over 20%. Simoni won here last time so don't bet against the tough Trentino mountain man to do it again atop Zoncolan.
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