The Colle delle Finestre connects Valle di Susa with Valle del Chisone. The road is normally open from the first of June till September 30. The maximum grade is 14% and along its 18,6 km, there no less than 55 hairpins. With 7,9 to go, the asphalt on the road to the top of the Colle delle Finestre (the Col of Windows!) disappears. This is in fact the military part of the road, which was "paved" in order to mount military equipment. Apparently, as a result of its popularity thanks to its appearance in the Giro d'Italia in 2005, the road is even in worse conditions after loads of summer traffic. In 2011, the Colle delle Finestre appeared for the second time in the Giro under better road circumstances.
The Colle delle Finestre is situated in Piemonte. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Susa,
the Colle delle Finestre ascent is 18.62 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1694 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 9.1 %.
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Since 2005, the Colle delle Finestre will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Giro d'Italia 2015 : Saint-Vincent - Sestriere on 30/05/2015
Giro d'Italia 2011 : Verbania - Sestriere on 28/05/2011
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