Monte Carpegna

Caturchio, Italy

The Monte Carpegna is a col with a length of 6.1 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Caturchio, Marche, Italy. The average grade of this col is 9.7% with a maximum of 13.5%. The Monte Carpegna ascents from 750 meter at the start, to 1.360 meter at the top, with a total of 610 ascending meters.


Monte Carpegna Profile


Distance 6.1 km
Elevation gain 610 m
Average grade 9.7 %
Maximum grade 13.5 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 750 m
Maximum elevation 1360 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.