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 Grosio,
the Mortirolo ascent is 14.8 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1222 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 8.3 %.
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