Cycling Against Child Labour and Hunger, Day 1 Route Details

by Chikashi

Day 1 (4 September):  Turin – Pragelato, distance 102 km, climb 2,200 m

We will be climbing Colle delle Finestre in the Cottian Alps. It featured in the Giro d’Italia in 2005 and 2011. The last 8 km are not paved. It is probably one of the toughest passes in the Alps, 19 km for 1,700m of elevation and has an average gradient of 9% and a maximum gradient of 12%. This is the toughest pass of the programme, on the very first day… which I suppose is one way to warm up. I’m told that we have 45 switchbacks on the climb. 45?

An interactive map where you can place the orange guy to see street views is here.

We just might do an additional climb at the end of the day, either to Grand Puy or Alleve, each about 350 m in elevation gain, in case we are bored in the afternoon…


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