Fausto Coppi memorial at Passo Pordoi

Fausto Coppi memorial at Passo Pordoi

Built in 1904, Passo Pordoi is in the Dolomites in the Alps, located between the Sella group in the north and the Marmolada group in the south. The pass is at an altitude of 2,239 m (7,346 ft).

It was first included in the Giro d’Italia in 1937. It was first used as “Cima Coppi” in the 1966 edition.

Where Le Tour’s Alpe d’Huez , one of Le Tour’s major climbs every year, has 21 hairpin bends in the climb, the Passo Pordoi has 27 hairpins in a seemingly endless succession up the mountainside.

A memorial to “il campionissimo” Fausto Coppi stands at the summit of the pass.

Photo: Italian Cycling Guide

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