The Mortirolo is considered to be the toughest mountain one can climb in Italy and many professional cyclers consider it as the most difficult mountain to be climbed in any of the three major tours. Lucho Herrera (1991) referred to Mortirolo as being the "Queen climb of Europe" and Lance Armstrong referred to it as the hardest climb he'd ever ridden.
The Mortirolo is situated in Lombardy
and belongs to the
Starting from Mazzo,
the Mortirolo ascent is 12.4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1300 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 10.5 %.
The maximum slope is 18 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Mortirolo.
Since 2005, the Mortirolo will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Giro d'Italia 2015 : Pinzolo - Aprica on 26/05/2015
Giro d'Italia 2012 : Caldes Val di Sole > Passo dello Stelvio on 26/05/2012
Giro d'Italia 2008 : Rovetta - Tirano on 31/05/2008
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