Stage 14 of Giro d’Italia 2013 edition is a High Mountain stage with summit finish, between Cervere and Bardonecchia (Jafferau). The length of the course is 168 kilometers. The route contains famous Sestriere climb.
DATE: May 18 2013, Saturday
STAGE TYPE: High Mountain with Summit Finish
START-FINISH: Cervere (315 m) > Bardonecchia (Jafferau) (1908 m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 168 km
There are 2 main climbs in the stage route:
Sestriere (125.3rd km, 2035 m)
The famous Sestriere climb is starting at 87.8th kilometer at Perosa Argentina (609 m). After Pourrierers, Riders will gain 617 meters in 16.25 kilometers (average 3.8%, max. 9%).
Sestriere is an alpine village in Italy, a comune (municipality) of the Province of Turin. It is 17 km (11 mi) from the French border. Its name derives from Latin: ad petram sistrariam, that is at sixty Roman miles from Turin. Sestriere is a popular skiing resort. (wiki)
Jafferau (Bardonecchia) (168th km, 1908 m), Summit finish
Starting at 159.4th kilometer at Bardonecchia (1281 m). Riders will gain 654 meters in 8.6 kilometers (average 7.6%, max. 14%).
Cervere is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 km south of Turin and about 35 km northeast of Cuneo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,932. (wiki)
Bardonecchia is an Italian town and comune located in the Province of Turin, in the Piedmont region, in the western part of Susa Valley.
The town hosted the snowboarding events of the 2006 Winter Olympics, as well as the Bardonecchia Guitar Festival “La Nuova Camerata dei Bardi” founded by Pier Luigi Cimma. (wiki)