Stage 20 of Giro d’Italia 2013 edition is a High Mountain stage with summit finish, between Silandro and Tre Cime di Lavaredo. It is also the queen stage of the 96th edition of the event. The length of the course is 202 kilometers.
DATE: May 25 2013, Saturday
STAGE TYPE: High Mountain with Summit Finish
START-FINISH: Silandro (689 m) > Tre Cime di Lavaredo (2304 m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 202 km
There are 5 main climbs in the stage route:
- Passo di Costalunga (Karerpass) (89.5th km, 1745 m): the climb is starting at 64.2nd kilometer at Cardano (292 m). Riders will gain 1453 meters in 25.3 kilometers (average 5.8%).
- Passo San Pellegrino (116.7th km, 1918 m): the climb is starting at 105th kilometer at Moena (1165 m). Riders will gain 753 meters in 11.8 kilometers (average 6.4%, max. 14%).
- Passo di Giau (163.2nd km, 2236 m): starting at 152.8th kilometer at Caprile (998 m). Riders will gain 1259 meters in 15.650 kilometers (average 8.0%, max. 14%).
- Passo Tre Croci (188.5th km, 1805 m): starting at 180.6th kilometer at Cortina d’Ampezzo (1225 m). Riders will gain 580 meters in 7.950 kilometers (average 7.3%, max. 12%).
- Tre Cime di Lavaredo (202nd km, 2304 m) – Summit Finish: starting at 195.2nd kilometer at Misurina (998 m). Riders will gain 607 meters in 7.050 kilometers (average 8.6%, max. 18%).
Silandro (Schlanders) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 50 km west of the city of Bolzano. It is well-known because of its church tower (92 meters), which is also the highest in South Tyrol. Another attraction is the renovated castle, which now serves as a civic hall (including a public library). (wikipedia)
Passo di Costalunga
Passo di Costalunga (Karerpass in German) (1,753 m) is a mountain pass in the Dolomites, located between the Catinaccio (Gardena and the Dolomites of Fassa) and the Latemar (Dolomites of Fiemme).
Passo San Pellegrino
Passo San Pellegrino (the San Pellegrino Pass) (1918 m) is a high mountain pass in the Italian Alps. It connects the municipalities of Moena and Falcade. The ski resort Trevalli is located at the pass. The area is also popular in summer for rock climbing. The Cima Uomo peak stands nearby. (wiki)
Located on the border between the provinces of Trento and Bolzano and it allows easy access to the capital of South Tyrol from the area of Trentino Dolomites. (wiki)
Passo di Giau
Passo di Giau (The Giau Pass) (el. 2236 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Dolomites in the province of Belluno in Italy.
It connects Cortina d’Ampezzo and Selva di Cadore / Livinallongo del Col di Lana in the Livinallongo valley. (wiki)
Passo Tre Croci
Passo Tre Croci is a mountain pass of the Belluno Dolomites, located at 1,805 m in the area dell’Ampezzano, including the Crystal Mountain to the north and the south Sorapiss.
It connects the Boite valley and Cortina d’Ampezzo Misurina, Auronzo di Cadore and the Val d’Ansiei. At step there are several defenses (bunkers) that form part of the barrier Passo Tre Croci, the Vallo Alpino. (wiki)
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”).