Val Daone – Monte Bondone (Trento) - 175,0 km
Ritrovo: Ore 9,20 - Val Daone
Firma: Ore 9,35 - 10,35 - Val Daone
Trasferimento: Ore 10,50 - Val Daone - Km 0
Partenza: Ore 11,00 - Daone innesto S.S. 237
Arrivo: Ore 15,36 - Monte Bondone
Controllo medico: unità mobile all'arrivo
Quartiertappa: Hotel Montana all'arrivo
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The last stage of the Giro del Trentino ends on the legendary Monte Bondone. It will be a grand finale on the roads that witnessed what was to be the turning point in the career of the famous climber Charly Gaul from Luxembourg who was the protagonist of an endeavour in the snowstorm of 1956.
This is also the occasion to celebrate Aldo Moser's 80th birthday, who came in 10th at that same stage.
The stage starts in Val Daone with a 7 km. transfer. After passing through Roncone, Tione, Vigo Rendena and Pinzolo it climbs towards Madonna di Campiglio to reach the KOM of Passo Campo Carlo Magno (altitude 1682 m.) which is the highest summit of the 2014 edition. It then descends towards Dimaro in the Val di Sole and the Val di Non, the typical area of Melinda apples, to reach the intermediate sprint in Cloz and then Fondo where there is the feed zone. Then there is the descent into the Rotaliana Plain, home to the Teroldego wine, until San Michele all’Adige to then climb towards the KOM of Palù di Giovo (hometown to the Moser and Simoni dynasties). From the Cembra Valley the race reaches Lavis and enters the town of Trento by crossing the San Lorenzo bridge with a view of the Muse where there is the climb that leads to the HC KOM of the Monte Bondone (altitude 1653 m.)
This legendary climb is 21,5 km long with 38 hairpin turns and has a 1463-meter altitude gap with inclines averaging 6.3% and up to 9% in certain places and the road surface at the finish line is in very good condition.