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Chris Froome trains on the Colle delle Finestre

This for me is what bike riding is all about, says Froome

Chris Froome continues his Tour de France preparation after a good performance at the Criterium Du Dauphine finishing 4th overall after putting in some great attacks against his rivals, including Richie Porte.

Froome posted this online and said "Something a little bit different today for a bit of fun. Climbing the Colle delle Finestre. One of the famous climbs of the Giro d'Italia. Absolutely beautiful. This for me is what bike riding is all about"

The Colle delle Finestre is a mountain pass in the eastern Italian region of Piemonte, Italy, linking the Susa Valley and Val Chisone. The road was built around 1700 to gain access to the fortresses in the area, mainly the Forte di Fenestrelle. It reaches is 2178 m high in altitude.

Colle delle Finestre translates to "Mountain of many Windows" which describes the climb which is heavily wooded. On many of the hairpin turns which offer the only respite from the steady 9% gradient, you can catch a glimpses of the surrounding mountains.

The road is very popular for both cyclists and motorbikes with magnificent views of the surrounding mountain ranges, the last 8 kms of the road leading to the summit from the Susa is hard packed gravel. From Susa the mountain pass is 18.6 kilometres long at an average of 9.1% (height gain: 1694 m), the maximum gradient being 14%.

It's famous for being used in the Giro d'Italia and should be on every Col Climbers Bucket List!

 
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