Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 10 is a High Mountain stage with summit finish, between Cordenons and Altopiano del Montasio. The length of the course is 167 kilometers.

Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 10 quick info

  • 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
  • DIFFICULTY:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 10 Detailed Insights
Stage 10 of the 2013 Giro comes after the first rest day of this year’s race, and stages the day after a rest day are always interesting. It’s also the first mountain top finish of the race.

Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 10 Profile

Giro d'Italia 2013 stage 10 profile
Giro d’Italia 2013 stage 10 profile
Giro d'Italia 2013 stage 10 map
Giro d’Italia 2013 stage 10 map

Start: Cordenons

Cordenons
Town center of Cordenons.

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.

Nowadays the industrial development of bigger centres is strangling the industries of Cordenons. Economy relies on agriculture and stock rearing. Cordenons is mainly used as a bedroom community as workers travel to adjacent (and not only) industrial centres: from Pordenone to Udine as well as Treviso and Trieste.

Several cultural activities managed by the municipality, have the scope to give life blood to the town, for example, the Philarmonic of Cordenons. The municipality also hosts the Internazionali di Tennis del Friuli Venezia Giulia tennis tournament.

The geographic texture is fascinating: the main characteristics are the “Magredi” (“poor soil”, arid and without water soil. Stones are the characteristic element of this soil) and the “Risorgive” (the site where the river resurfaces after an underground path among the stones that constitute the permeable soil).

Finish: Altopiano del Montasio

Altopiano del Montasio
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 1,132 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.1%.

Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 10 Climbs

There are 2 main climbs in the stage route:

Passo Cason di Lanza (117.4th km, 1555 m)

Giro d'Italia 2013 stage 10, Passo Cason di Lanza profile
Giro d’Italia 2013 stage 10, Passo Cason di Lanza profile
Giro d'Italia 2013 stage 10, Passo Cason di Lanza map
Giro d’Italia 2013 stage 10, Passo Cason di Lanza map

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)

Giro d'Italia 2013 stage 10, Altopiano del Montasio profile
Giro d’Italia 2013 stage 10, Altopiano del Montasio profile
Giro d'Italia 2013 stage 10, Altopiano del Montasio map
Giro d’Italia 2013 stage 10, Altopiano del Montasio map

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%).

Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 10 Last Kilometers

Giro d'Italia 2013 stage 10 last kms
Giro d’Italia 2013 stage 10 last kilometers

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