marco pantani


Piancavallo di Albano Marcarini The climb to Piancavallo comes at the end of a four-star, very demanding, stage. Before reaching the finish line (elev. 1290 m) among the compounds of one of the first new generation ski resorts in Friuli, the riders will have to face the Sella Chianzutan (elev. 955), the Forcella di Monte Rest (elev. 1060), the Forcella di Priuso (elev. 664) and the Forcella di Pala Barzana (elev. 840). After 168 km, in Aviano, there begins the final ramp on the pre-Alpine balcony dominating the Friuli plain. The ascent of Piancavallo was awarded the title of ‘Mountain Pantani’, in memory of the “Pirate” who in the 14th stage of the 1998 Giro, from Schio to Piancavallo, left...
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