Passo del Turchino

Masone, Italy

The Passo del Turchino is a col with a length of 2.3 kilometer. This is a category 4 col. It is located in Masone, Liguria, Italy. The average grade of this col is 5.3% with a maximum of 8.4%. The Passo del Turchino ascents from 428 meter at the start, to 548 meter at the top, with a total of 120 ascending meters.


Passo del Turchino Profile


Distance 2.3 km
Elevation gain 120 m
Average grade 5.3 %
Maximum grade 8.4 %
Climb category 4
Minimum elevation 428 m
Maximum elevation 548 m

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Oldest climb in Milan Sanremo which is still used in the race. In 1910 there was so much snow at the top that of the 63 participants only four made it to the finish. Fausto Coppi was in 1946 the last rider who came over the top of the Passo del Turchino first and also won in Sanrome (by 14'00"). In recent years, the climb has not proven selective.

In 2001 and 2002 the Turchino Pass was not present in the route of Milan-San Remo for the first time in 94 years, due to a landslide near the locality of Fado. The riders took an alternative route those years via Passo Bric Berton (762 m).

In 2013 the course of Milan-Sanremo was shortened by 46 kilometers during the race due to bad weather conditions. Both Passo del Turchino and Le Manie were skipped by the peloton.

In 2020, at the 'restart' of the season, some mayors of the Province of Savona were opposed to the arrival of the bunch in their municipality, which drastically changed the route. As a result, famous climbs such as the Turchino and three Capi were removed from the course. The climbs of the Niella Belbo and the Colle di Nava were added to the course as replacements.

In the 2021 edition, Milano-Sam Remo did not go over the Turchino, but over the Colle del Giovo. The Turchino is impassable during the spring classic because of a landslide in the approach of the climb.

- Milan - Sanremo 1907-1915,1917-1943,1946-2000,2003-2012,2014-2019