MontemaleA little gemin Cuneo

Montemale di Cuneo

Legendary Climbs

The climb is well known among local cyclists for its considerable gradient despite being a very short route. It was included in the Bra – Borgo San Dalmazzo 14th stage of the 1999 Giro d’Italia, a prelude to Colle Fauniera that witnessed the uphill feats of Marco Pantani and downhill feats of Paolo Savoldelli.
It is a real little jewel in the landscape of local cycling climbs and can offer intense emotions even to the most expert cyclists. The hill promises to be a unique experience for climbers, with several wide hairpin bends that facilitate the approach to the ascent but give no chance of a pause to catch your breath: a series of technical and physical challenges must be faced along the route, where each metre gained requires great determination.

The maximum gradient is 14%, with a total elevation gain of 320 m over a 3.5 km route with an average gradient of 9.5%.
The meeting place for participants is in Borgata San Giorgio where the road will be closed to traffic.