Pros gear down for a big day at the Giro d'Italia

With today’s queen stage of the Giro including 4500 metres of climbing, even the pros are looking for ways to ease the pain.

Today’s Giro d'Italia queen stage from Pinzolo to Aprica starts with two category two climbs: Campo Carlo Magno at 1681m then the Passo del Tonale at 1883m.

The climb up to Aprica at 1173m comes as a breather before 1300m climb to the monster Passo del Mortirolo at 1854m with some sections at 18%. And to finish things off, there’s the final climb back to Aprica, for a total ascent of 4500m in 177km.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.