Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage 6


One last stage from Corvara, so where to go? I didn’t want a long day in the saddle, or a long transfer to start or from finish, so that didn’t leave me with a lot of options.

Although I did not seriously consider going up Plan de Corones / Kronplatz, I did head for Longega for the Furcia. I got on the bike near Piccolino, where the thought of the climb up the Würzjoch a few days before made me cringe…

In Longega I headed towards San Vigilio (di Marebbe), where I took a wrong turn – I recognized the mistake in time and headed back to Marebbe, to pick up the right path.

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Giro d’Italia 2011 – Recap

At the end of 2010, the first ideas for a trip to the Italian Alps arose. Since his “storming” of the Stelvio in 2008, Cyclopaat wanted to go back for more.

He went on a – rigorous – diet, became a little bit overconfident while planning the stages of the trip, but eventually had his first “Grand Tour”, a Giro d’Italia of his own making…

So, here’s a short recap with some stats of his Giro.

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Giro d’Italia 2011 – Stage 3

Pennes, Giovo & Furcia

GPS of today's rideWhile planning today’s trip yesterday evening, C. was wondering if it would be a good idea to include the Kronplatz.

This climb is partly unpaved and is climbing a gravel road with stretches of 20% not just a bit over the top?

While the only way to get there is via the Furcia (Furkelpass, this is listed from both ends, which is not so for the Kronplatz), he was looking for alternatives.

He found another, what seemed like a nice, double: the Passo Pennes (Penserjoch) and the Passo Giovo (Jaufenpass).

Both starting in Vipiteno, so getting there would be done in the car.

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