Wouter Weylandt (Sint-Denijs-Westrem, September 27, 1984 – Mezzanego, May 9, 2011)

Wouter first was a member of UCI ProTeam Quick-Step–Davitamon and later of Leopard Trek.

His first major win was the 17th stage of the 2008 Vuelta a España.

He also won the 3rd stage of the 2010 Giro d’Italia and died in a crash during the 3rd (!) stage of the 2011 Giro d’Italia.

One of the most impacting and most saddening photo’s ever…
Gian Mattia D’Alberto – LaPresse 10 05 2011 Livorno sport
Giro d’Italia 4th stage finish. In the photo: team Leopard Trek and – 3rd from the right – Tyler Farrar, Wouter’s buddy.

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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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