Forca Caruso

Castel di Ieri, Italy

The Forca Caruso is a col with a length of 12.6 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Castel di Ieri, Abruzzo, Italy. The average grade of this col is 4.4% with a maximum of 5.2%. The Forca Caruso ascents from 553 meter at the start, to 1.107 meter at the top, with a total of 554 ascending meters.


Forca Caruso Profile


Distance 12.6 km
Elevation gain 554 m
Average grade 4.4 %
Maximum grade 5.2 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 553 m
Maximum elevation 1107 m

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From the 9th century B.C. and from Roman times until modern times, the pass was a crucial point linking Rome to Aternum, modern Pescara, and the entire Abruzzi coast via the Via Valeria.

- Giro d'Italia 2021 - Stage 9