The heaviest part of the climb begins at kilometer three and continues for about five kilometers. Here you will find short pieces that hit gradients of 20%, with averages per kilometer of more than 15%. Once you reach the Pantani Monument, it does get easier. This is after 8 kilometer! Nice to know, Marco Pantini was riding 39×22 at the in the Giro d’Italia of 1994 when the first rider over the summit.
At the end of the day you didn’t even ride above the 100 kilometers, it’s actually just over the eighty, but you will gain close to 3.000 meters of elevation. That is what you get when ride one of the hardest, yet most rewarding climbs in the region.