Giro d'Italia dedicates Mortirolo climb to 'great champion' Michele Scarponi

Passo del Mortirolo climb to be dedicated to Michele Scarponi, who died after a collision with a van during a training ride on April 22

Michele Scarponi on the Passo del Mortirolo during stage 19 of the 2010 Giro d'Italia.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Michele Scarponi will be remembered by the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia, with a number of tributes and dedications to the Italian rider, who died on April 22 aged 37.

The Passo del Mortirolo climb on stage 16 (May 23) will be dedicated to Scarponi. The famous ascent played a part in Scarponi's last stage victory in the Giro, during the 2010 race. Scarponi out-sprinted Ivan Basso and Vincenzo Nibali to take the win in Aprica after the three had formed a lead group on the Mortirolo.

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