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. Continue reading “Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 20 Profile”
The Cima Coppi is the summit with highest altitude reached by cyclists during the Giro d’Italia. It was established in 1965, five years after the death of the “Il Campionissimo” (champion of champions) Fausto Coppi.
Naturally, depending on the altitude profile of the Giro d’Italia, the Cima Coppi changes from year to year. The highest point of Cima Copi in history is Passo dello Stelvio (Stelvio Pass), which is 2758 meters. Passo dello Stelvio has been used in the 1972, 1975, 1980, 1994, 2005, 2012, 2014 and 2017 editions of Giro d’Italia. It was also expected in 1967, 1984, 1988 and 2013 editions, but in each case the course was modified due to weather conditions.
Stage 19 of Giro d’Italia 2013 edition is a High Mountain stage with summit finish, between Ponte di Legno and Val Martello. The length of the course is 138 kilometers, short but tough. The route also contains epic climbs of Passo Gavia (3618 m) and Passo dello Stelvio (2758 m). Continue reading “Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 19 Profile”
Italian cycling legend, “Lion of Flanders” Fiorenzo Magni dies aged 91 today. Also known as the “third man” in Italy during the era of rivalry between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali, reportedly passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Monza, to the north of Milan. Continue reading “Fiorenzo Magni dies aged 91”