FEDAIA - 2057 m
Start 1. Caprile
Access 1. Venezia - Treviso - Belluno - Falzarego - Caprile
Start 2. Canazei
Access 2. Milan - Brescia - Trento - Canazei
Maybe one of the most famous Italian mountains, their 2057m make this mountain easy to climb inMay during the Giro, without having to depend on very bad weather conditions we will probably find in Passo Stelvio or Gavia, up to 2500m. Their 15km are a reference in the Dolomites. Startig softly in Caprile, at 5% approx, it's when you're close to Sottoguda that it gets hard. Then, the last downhill section, ends with a 'S', the real start of the seconnd and really hard half of the climb. We're 7km to the summit.
Juanky by the hardest section of the climb
After a junction that drives us to Malga Ciapela, it comes the long upright that never ends. It's more than 1km that gets harder and harder, reaching a 12%. It's an example of those magnetic fields that are not easy to understand if you've never suffered it. Then a pair of bends to breathe welcomes us to another hard section at 15%.
The last part, the summit is in our sight. Still steep, it rarely gets lower than 10%. At this moment, we're reaching the summit of the most famous Dolomites mountain, with the Passo Pordoi.
Last km of the climb
If you're fit, it's 1hour riding to the top. The first half is very soft and maybe you can use a 52x19...but the second half is too hard to relax. It's a hell of 7km that never ends, and you'll probably need, even fit, a 39x25. A place to visit.
My second Passo Fedaia