Monday, February 13, 2012

Cima Coppi

The Cima Coppi is the highest altitude reached during the course of the Giro d'Italia. It was established in 1965, five years after the death of the legendary Fausto Coppi.

The Cima Coppi changes from year to year, depending on the altitude profile of the Giro d'Italia, but the Cima Coppi par excellence is the Stelvio Pass, which is 2758 meters with the highest point ever reached by the Tour in 1972 editions, 1975, 1980, 1994 and 2005. It was also expected in 1965 and 1988 editions, but the climb is just 800 meters from the summit due to avalanche in the first case and the second did not take place at all, changing the route of the stage.

The list of the Cima Coppi in various editions, as the first cyclist who will have passed can be found here: Past Coma Coppi's.

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