Sega di Ala

Ala, Italy

The Sega di Ala is a col with a length of 11.5 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Ala, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy. The average grade of this col is 8.9% with a maximum of 15%. The Sega di Ala ascents from 123 meter at the start, to 1.146 meter at the top, with a total of 1.023 ascending meters.


Sega di Ala Profile


Distance 11.5 km
Elevation gain 1023 m
Average grade 8.9 %
Maximum grade 15 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 123 m
Maximum elevation 1146 m

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The climb is approx. 11 km long. The gradient hovers above 10% for the first 9.5 km, with lengthy peaks exceeding 15% (and topping out at 17-18%). After the last hairpins, leading into the Passo Fittanze plateau, the route continues with milder gradients.

Damiano Cunego used to do the Sega di Ala climb in his training to prepare for the Grand Tours, since he does't live far from there. Accoording to Damiano is the whole climb is demanding, but especially from km 7 to km 9, it's something incredible.

Cesare Benedetti (Pro rider for Hans Grohe) after the Giro 2021 stage said "Now I remember why last time I climbed the Sega di Ala was in 2013, despite living 15k from the bottom of the climb."

- Giro del Trentino 2013 - Stage 4
- Giro d'Italia 2021 - Stage 17