Muro di Sormano

Sormano, Italy

The Muro di Sormano is a col with a length of 1.7 kilometer. This is a category 3 col. It is located in Sormano, Lombardia, Italy. The average grade of this col is 15.4% with a maximum of 19.6%. The Muro di Sormano ascents from 840 meter at the start, to 1.107 meter at the top, with a total of 265 ascending meters.

Profile

Muro di Sormano Profile

Facts

Distance 1.7 km
Elevation gain 265 m
Average grade 15.4 %
Maximum grade 19.6 %
Climb category 3
Minimum elevation 840 m
Maximum elevation 1107 m

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Description

This climb is one of the most severe to have been used in road cycling, with an average gradient of 17% and a maximum of 25%. For first time Muro di Sormano was part of Giro di Lombardia in 1960. World Champion Ercole Baldini used a 44x29 gear. Jacques Anquetil had 42x27. The road up the climb, fell into disuse from 1963 to 2006. After pressure from local cyclists it was restored in Il Lombardia, and now features split-times and quotes from the riders of the climb in the 1960s era stenciled on the road.

Il Lombardia 1960−1962, 2012,2013,2015,2017-2020