Is This The Most BRUTAL Climb In Pro Cycling?

Published on May 21st 2023


Monte Zoncolan. Along with the Angliru and the Mortirolo, it is considered one of the three most challenging climbs in pro bike racing. From Ovaro, its hardest side, the ascent is 10km long at a brutal average gradient of almost 12%!! But is this mountain pro cycling’s toughest climb? Ollie and Alan from @gcnitalia took it on to find out.

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