Monte Carpegna

Carpegna, Italy

The Monte Carpegna is a col with a length of 5.1 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Carpegna, Marche, Italy. The average grade of this col is 7.5% with a maximum of 10.6%. The Monte Carpegna ascents from 967 meter at the start, to 1.361 meter at the top, with a total of 394 ascending meters.


Monte Carpegna Profile


Distance 5.1 km
Elevation gain 394 m
Average grade 7.5 %
Maximum grade 10.6 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 967 m
Maximum elevation 1361 m

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Monte Carpegna is known in the region as the Pirate Mountain, named after the beloved and unforgettable Marco Pantani, who had his permanent training route there. At the top, there is a monument in honor of Pantani to admire. The statue of Il Pirata was made by sculptor Franco Tigli to honor his heroic deeds. It has become the destination of an endless pilgrimage of cyclists who come every year to pay homage to the pirate and his mountain. It is said that Pantani - instead of exploring the stages of the Giro or the Tour, as other riders did - liked to ride alone on the Carpegna.