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Region: Italian Alps
Climbing effort: 867 cep
Elevation meters: 1124
Steepest kilometer: 8.6%

Steepest 250 m: 11%
Foot: 975 m    Top: 2099 m
Mean slope: 7.6%
Length: 14.9 km

From: Sterzing
Road conditions (2017): average
Other race bikers: 5-10 per hour
Motor vehicles: 60-180 per hour
Scenerie and road: (2/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes

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Jaufenpass-northeast

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This ascent to the Jaufenpass (Passo di Giovo in Italian) is known among others from the Ötztal Cycle Marathon, which also includes three other climbs, namely Kühtaisattel-west, Brenner-north and Timmelsjoch-southeast. A noteworthy aspect of this climb is the monotony of the slope. Out of the total of 30 five-hundred-meter intervals twenty-four have a slope of 7 or 8% while the remaining six intervals have a gradient of either 6 or 9%. One kilometer before the pass, just before a turn to the left, lies the steepest 250 meter section (11%) of the ride. The trip begins southwest of Sterzing (Vipiteno in Italian) at the side-way into the Jaufental. The first twelve kilometers run largely through the forest so the surrounding mountains are hardly visible. After 12 of a total of 15 kilometers the tree line is reached and the destination, the pass, comes into sight. Higher mountains are far away, including the snow- and ice-covered highest peaks of the Stubai Alps (to the right and in front).


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