Passo del Bocco

Borgonovo, Italy

The Passo del Bocco is a col with a length of 15 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Borgonovo, Liguria, Italy. The average grade of this col is 5.3% with a maximum of 6.6%. The Passo del Bocco ascents from 128 meter at the start, to 956 meter at the top, with a total of 828 ascending meters.


Passo del Bocco Profile


Distance 15 km
Elevation gain 828 m
Average grade 5.3 %
Maximum grade 6.6 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 128 m
Maximum elevation 956 m

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In stage 3 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia, Weylandt crashed while descending the Passo del Bocco, in the frazione Isola di Borgonovo, municipality of Mezzanego, suffering a fatal injury. With some 17 km of the stage remaining, riders were going downhill in the final part of the descent, Weylandt trailing the main peloton, going perhaps 80 km/h (50 mph). According to Manuel Antonio Cardoso (a Team RadioShack rider who was trailing Weylandt), Weylandt looked back over his left shoulder at other riders before a slight left bend. Weylandt lost control and hit the leading edge of a low concrete guard rail on the left side of the road with his foot and pedal. He was thrown to the right side of the road, where he hit another obstacle.
Weylandt was the fourth rider to die in the history of the Giro d'Italia.