A challenging and epic climb, the Colle delle Finestre, with a coveted reward: the view of the Susa Valley and of the Alps.
The 2035 meter-high climb of Sestriere is probably the most famous in Piemonte, both Tour de France and Giro d’Italia visited Sestreiere many times. Coppi won when the Tour de France first visited Sestriere in 1952, two days after the first ever summit finish at L’Alpe d’Huez. Claudio Chiappucci had an amazing day in the 1992 Tour de France to win in Sestriere. Miguel Indurain won a Giro stage on Sestriere and saved a Tour de France there. Lance Armstrong surprisingly won his first Tour mountain stage in Sestriere in 1999.
A narrow road and more than 30 hairpins to the Colle delle Finestre, one of the hardest climbs in Italy with the last 8km on unpaved roads. Recently introduced to the Giro d`Italia in 2005 but alredy an iconic climb to challenge.