BEN ARRIVATA DI EVENTI SCAMBI METTE IN EVIDENZA CONTATTO
The mountainous backdrop turned rockier and snowier as the altitude rose.
Photo: Tim De Waele
A small delegation composed by the family of Carlotta Spinazzé (of the first exchange ) and of Lorenzo Barattin (second exchange) has had the opportunity to meet, the cyclist of Sky Team of Bend Ian Boswell that is participating in the Giro d'Italia. They gave Ian a BellaBendBeautifulBelluno t-shirt as a present before the hardest stage of the Giro through the Dolomites. Thanks to Dr. Steve Mann in Bend and Renzo Minella and Angelo Paganin in Belluno for connecting Ian with our friends in Belluno. Carlotta and Lorenzo are two of 17 students who have particiapted in our Bend-Belluno summer cultural exchange program.
Benite Ian Boswell riding for Sky is greeted by Belluno Sister City members
The peloton crested six categorized climbs on the day, putting riders right in the heart of the Dolomites. Photo: Tim De Waele
STAGE 14 Technical Information
Official Site of Giro d'Italia
"Over the last 150 km of this queen stage across the Dolomites, 6 passes will be climbed, for a total rise and drop of 4,700 m (out of 5,400). The route runs across the Val Cordevole along well-surfaced roads, all the way to Arabba. Here, the route clears Passo Pordoi, followed by Passo Sella and Passo Gardena (with not even a single flat metre in between), and heads for the first pass over the finish line in Corvara (intermediate sprint). The road then climbs up Passo Campolongo, Passo Giau (the harshest climb of the stage, with an average 9% gradients, and peaks of more than 10-12% over the first kilometres) and Passo Valparola, which leads to the final 5 km. The route clears Muro del Gatto (360 m, with gradients ranging from 13 to 19%), and then drops down into the trunk road leading to Corvara, still climbing slightly (average slope: 2-3%)."
On Saturday when Bend was hosting the Pole Pedal Paddle, Ian Boswell part of Team Sky was crossing 6 mountain passes while covering 210 km through the Dolomites. Belluno is in yellow near the start of the hardest stage of the Giro.