The Zoncolan will rise on the penultimate stage and be crowned two unprecedented summits: the Passo Pura (9 km and a slope of 8%) and Sella di Razzo (15 km at 5.5%).
The organisers of the Giro of Italy unveiled the two last stages of the 97 Edition, including the ascent of the terrible Monte Zoncolan, determinant in the face of the classification, and end in the city of Trieste.
As already had announced, the Giro will begin on Saturday, may 10, 2014 in Belfast (North Ireland) and after three stages in this country will be moved to the South of Italy. The main surprise of the 97 Edition of the next rotation will be the difficulty of the penultimate stage, Maniago-Monte Zoncolan, 167 kilometers in which two new ascents in the ‘corsa rosa’ is crowned as the Passo Pura (9 km and a slope of 8%) and Sella di Razzo (15 km at 5.5%) until you reach the Zoncolan, the mountain of hell.
Monte Zoncolan will rise from its Classic shed, Ovaro, and their numbers are impressive, with 10.1 km, a slope average 11.9% and a maximum of 20%. “More than the Mortirolo and more than the Angliru”, today highlighted the RCS Group, organizer of the Giro. It will be the fifth time that the peloton passes through the Zoncolan at the Giro.
The last time was in 2011, with the victory of the Spanish Igor Antón (Euskaltel). THE Giro will conclude on Sunday, June 1 with Gemona-Trieste, of 169 kilometers stage and in an urban circuit which runners must be eight laps. In this city of the North of Italy, the Giro is over already twice, with Gianni Motta (1966) and Eddy Merckx (1973) with the pink jersey.