GIRO D'ITALIA 2007 - Tappa 5 - Scalenghe-Briançon Colle dell'Agnello

GIRO D'ITALIA 2007 - Tappa 5 - Scalenghe-Briançon Colle dell'Agnello

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Today's starting line is in Scalenghe, a small village near Pinerolo. The first part of the stage is across flat open country which extends into the Cuneo province. After Cavour, Saluzzo and the majestic scenery of Casteldelfino it's time for the climb to the Col dell’Agnello which reaches 2748 m above sea level and is the Cima Coppi (highest point) of the Giro 2007. By now, we have crossed into France (Queyras region) and reached the barren landscape of the Casse Déserte with its two monuments commemorating Fausto Coppi and Louison Bobet. After the mythic climb to the Col d’Izoard it's all downhill to Briançon (1300 m above sea level), a typical Alpine town which is located at the confluence of five valleys and surrounded by mountains, many of which are over 4,000 m high. Briançon has provided the finishing line for a Giro stage twice before (in 1996 and 2000) and no fewer than 30 times for the Tour de France, so no wonder that world-famous champions have triumphed here.
This is a high mountain stage characterized by the climb to the Cima Coppi, the 2748-m-high Colle dell’ Agnello. From Casteldelfino upwards the climb gets tougher. After Chianale there's a 10-km stretch where the average gradient is about 10% but with a few sections where it reaches 15%. Steep descent to Château-Queyras followed by the climb to the Col d’Izoard (maximum gradient: 14%). Final descent to the finishing line in Briançon including the crossing of the old town on cobble-stoned streets with gradients ranging from 10 to 14%.


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