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  • Monday May 25, 2015

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    It's one of the hardest climbs in pro cycling, and is iconic to what makes the Giro d'Italia the world's 'most beautiful' race. Il Mortirolo is the centrepiece of tomorrow's Stage 16 and at almost 13km long and 11% average grade - this one's a killer, but a must -ride for any self-respecting fan. Here's how it looks on the bike.

  • Friday February 13, 2015

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    Over a lifetime of cycling the roads of our sport, a few stand out: the fun ones, the beautiful ones, and the brutal ones - where you suffer like you never knew possible. Riding your bike up the Mortirolo in Northern Italy is all three, and ranks up there with the Stelvio and Gavia as epic climbs one must do.

  • Thursday November 13, 2014

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    Deep in the heart of the Italian Alps, Bormio with its 4,100 inhabitants is situated in the middle of the Stelvio National Park.

  • Monday August 5, 2013

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    Alberto Contador today (Sunday) completed the 'Rhxdue.com' with climbing the Mortirolo, second stage of this cycling event, organized in Italy by the provinces of Sondrio and Brescia to promote the sport of cycling in one of the most spectacular areas of the Alps.

  • Friday May 28, 2010

    Roadside St. 19: That was one hard stage. The kind that conjures up long lists of Rainman-like repeated swear words in your head as you grind and grapple your way over the kind of super-hard climbs only the Giro serves up. At least it was for me as I rode the final 85 kms of today’s corsa…

  • Wednesday May 5, 2010

    The first fourteen stages of the 2010 Giro d'Italia are going to be the standard, delicious Giro fare. The final final seven days are going to be the stuff of exquisite cuisine, of the likes we'll be making mention of for years to come. PEZ takes a closer look at the decisive final week centered around the northern reaches of Italy.

  • Tuesday June 3, 2008

    In Italian we say “Un mazzo cosм!” that can be translated “So mazzo!” to mean you have to sweat a lot for doing something. This “mazzo” is a slang word coming from a card game and gives the idea of the suffering, of the difficulties. Certainly anyone who rode the Mortirolo knows the meaning of “mazzo”.

  • Saturday May 27, 2006

    We saved the biggest day for last, and today was E P I C. We rode over the Passo Gavi AND the Mortirolo, and survived. After 7 hours, over 3 hours of climbing, 110km, and some serious pain, I can say that was one of the best rides ever… check this out…

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