And Monte Zoncolan is back! Stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia 2014 is a 167 km high mountain stage from Maniago to Monte Zoncolan.
DATE: May 31 2014, Saturday
STAGE TYPE: High mountain
START-FINISH: Maniago (265m) > Monte Zoncolan (1730m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 167 km
Passo del Pura
The Passo del Pura is situated in Friuli Venezia Giulia and belongs to the Apennines. Starting from Ampezzo, the Passo del Pura ascent is 11.81 km long. Over this distance, you climb 869 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.4%.
Sella di Razzo
The Sella di Razzo is situated in Friuli Venezia Giulia and belongs to the Apennines.
Maniago is a town and comune located in the Province of Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (north-eastern Italy). It is known principally today for its production of steel blades which are used by the big name producers of knives, scissors, and shears which are exported worldwide.
Finish: Monte Zoncolan
Monte Zoncolan (el.1,750 metres (5,740 ft)) is a mountain in the Carnic Alps, located in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. It is one of the most demanding climbs in professional road bicycle racing, having been used in the Giro d’Italia four times (2003, 2007, 2010, 2011) and the Giro Donne once (1997). Gilberto Simoni was the winner of the first two stages finishing on Monte Zoncolan in the men’s Giro while Ivan Basso won in 2010, Igor Antón won in 2011 and Fabiana Luperini won at the only visit in the women’s race.