2019 Goats League - Climb 23 - Passo di Mortirolo (West)

Discussion in 'BRVR - Goats League Discussions' started by Aleman, 15 May 2019.

  1. Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    Ride opens for attempts at midnight 3rd June 2019, and closes on Midnight on the 28th July 2019, ride must be completed within that window for it to count otherwise you get the time of the slowest rider plus 5%.

    A name that strikes 'fear' into the pro peloton, and is whispered in awe in the back of the team bus. Lance Armstrong in 2004 Said to the Gazetta dello sport
    It's featured in multiple editions of the Giro, Firstly in 1990 when it was stage 15, and the riders ascended the south side and descended down the west. Due to the steepness of the descent, and the CRASHES :eek: the organisers decided to climb it from Mazzo in subsequent years! Although in 2017 stage 16 did the original ascent from Edolo, and was won by Luis Leon Sanchez The first rider passing the summit in the Giro wins the Cima Pantani, following the death of Pantani in 2004.

    Look out for the monument to Pantani erected by the Italian Professional Road Cycling Association in 2006, it's at Km 8 on the climb ;)

    Relentless and unforgiving are probably the best words to describe the 13.07Km, 1314m ascent, at an average gradient of 10.6%, it sounds like it's much easier than it is, at times there are sections that ramp up to 21+%

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    2010 Edition Stage 19 of the Giro, Basso, Nibali, Evans and Scarponi (Among Others)



    Post your times in the thread and I'll update the Goats League Spreadsheet

    Please include your BRVR User/Display Name to give other riders pacers to chase if they so desire.
     
    Last edited: 15 May 2019
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