Stage 10 of Giro d’Italia 2013 edition is a High Mountain stage with summit finish, between Cordenons and Altopiano del Montasio. The length of the course is 167 kilometers.
DATE: May 14 2013, Tuesday
STAGE TYPE: High Mountain with Summit Finish
START-FINISH: Cordenons (30 m) > Altopiano del Montasio (1519 m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 167 km
Cordenons is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 90 km northwest of Trieste and about 4 km northeast of Pordenone. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 17,738. (wiki)You can read more about Cordenons on wiki.
Finish: Altopiano del Montasio
The Altopiano del Montasio is situated in Friuli Venezia Giulia and belongs to the Apennines . Starting from Chiusaforte, ponte sul Fella, the Altopiano del Montasio ascent is 22.11 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1132 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.1 %.
There are 2 main climbs in the stage route:
Passo Cason di Lanza (117.4th km, 1555 m)
Starting at 102.9th kilometer at Paularo (648 m). Riders will gain 907 meters in 14.4 kilometers (average 6.2%, max. 16%).
The climb has two parts: the first one, Starting at 102.9th kilometer at Paularo (648 m) and finishing at 109.5th km at Pian di Zermula (1098 m). Riders will gain 450 meters in 6.5 kilometers (average 6.9%, max 10.9%). The second part starting at 111.65th kilometer at Ponte (974 m) and finishing at 117.4th km at Passo Cason di Lanza (1555 m). Riders will gain 581 meters in 6.15 kilometers (average 9.4%, max 16%).
Altopiano del Montasio (167th km, 1519 m) (Summit finish)
Starting at 145.1st kilometer at Chiusaforte (381 m). Riders will gain 1138 meters in 21.9 kilometers (average 5.2%, max. 20%).
The last kilometers of the climb are tough: the grade is hitting 14% at 156.7th kilometer at Pian Della Sega-Porte (660m). Then riders will gain 842 meters in 10.3 kilometers (average 8.2%, max. 20%).
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