A new Giro d’Italia stage route officially announced. On Stage 20, Saturday May 25th 2013, “Il Giro” goes back on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks of Lavaredo) are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. The three peaks, from east to west, are:
- Cima Piccola/Kleine Zinne (“little peak”)
- Cima Grande/Große Zinne (“big peak”)
- Cima Ovest/Westliche Zinne (“western peak”).
The Cima Grande has an elevation of 2,999 meters (9,839 ft). It stands between the Cima Piccola, at 2,857 meters (9,373 ft), and the Cima Ovest, at 2,973 meters (9,754 ft).
The Last appearance of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo climb in Giro was in 2007, stage 15. This time, Italian Riccardo Riccò won the stage over the 184km course between Trento and Tre Cime di Lavaredo. At that stage, Liquigas’ Italian rider Danilo di Luca was wearing the pink jersey and he also won the 2007 Giro d’Italia (90th edition).
Here is the video of the last ascent to “Tre Cime di Lavaredo” in Giro d’Italia 90th edition.