Passo Mortirolo (Edolo) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

8.3
FIETS
10.5 mi
DISTANCE
3,695 ft
GAINED
6.7 %
AVG. GRADE

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One of four cycling routes up the mighty Mortirolo.

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CLIMB SUMMARY

Cycling Passo del Mortirolo - hairpin, Marco Pantani memorial.

Cycling Passo Mortirolo from Edolo

Ride 16.8 kilometers gaining 1126 meters at 6.7% average grade.

 Giro History

Year

Stage

Stage Winner

Country

1990

17

Leonardo Sierra

Venezuela

1991

15

Franco Chioccioli

Italy

1994

15

Marco Pantani

Italy

1996

21

Ivan Gotti

Italy

1997

21

Pavel Tonkov

Russia

1999

21

Roberto Hera

Spain

2004

19

Stefano Garzelli

Italy

2006

20

Ivan Basso

Italy

2008

20

Emanuele Selle

Italy

2010

19

Michele Scarponi

Italy

2015

16

Mikel Landa

Spain

2017

16

Vincenzo Nibali

Italy

2019

16

Giulio Ciccone

Italy

The approach to the pass has been from Mazzo di Valtellina in 11 of 13 Giro appearances.

The 1990 and 2017 Giro used the Edolo approach to climb Mortirolo.  

We are on a busy highway for the first 4.5 km until turning onto a much lesser travelled and well maintained road for the majority of the climb.  This is the “back way” to the passo - it is far to the south and isolated from the other 3 routes which all overlap themselves at some point.  The Edolo path to Passo Mortirolo is the only approach that does not share the road with one of the other 4 routes to the top.

bike climb of Passo del Mortirolo from Edolo - start of climb - bridge in Edolo

Climb begins in Edolo (pop. 4532, 2017)

Climbing Passo del Mortirolo from Edolo - roadway sign with bike leaning against it.

Climb is on busy SS 42 until we turn left onto SP81 at km 4.5

Cycling Mortirolo from Edolo - distant view of mountains and sky

Beautiful views as we climb.

There are several nice hairpins on this climb.

No shortage of pass signs at the top.