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. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Edolo,
the Mortirolo ascent is 17.2 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1153 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 6.7 %.
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 2017 : Rovetta - Bormio on 23/05/2017
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