One of the most difficult climbs in Europe, the Zoncolan has been compared with El Angliru, the fearsome climb in the Spanish region of Asturias. The steepest, 23.6-percent pitch of the Angliru is very short however, being part of a kilometer stretch that averages "only" 17.2 percent. While the Zoncolan has a kilometer of nearly 20%.
The Monte Zoncolan is situated in Friuli Venezia Giulia
and belongs to the
Starting from Ovaro,
the Monte Zoncolan ascent is 10.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1210 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 11.5 %.
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Since 2005, the Monte Zoncolan will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Giro d'Italia 2014 : Maniago - Monte Zoncolan on 31/05/2014
Giro d'Italia 2011 : Lienz - Monte Zoncolan on 21/05/2011
Giro d'Italia 2007 : Lienz - Monte Zoncolan on 30/05/2007
Monte Zoncolan from Ovaro in 3D, on Googleearth!
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