Monte Crostis in the Italian Alps


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Monte Crostis, elevation of 2,251 metres a.s.l. (7,385 ft) is located in the Carnic Alps, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region.  The Giro d'Italia intended to pass Monte Crostis in 2011, but after the death of Wouter Weylandt and ongoing protests of the peloton, the jury decided to remove Monte Crostis from the route due its danger and brutality.

Monte Crostis is near the famous Monte Zoncolan climb, and sits in the Friuli Venezia Region, Udine Province. There are 3 possible routes to get the summit. Starting from Ovaro, the Monte Crostis bike climb is 17.1 km, climbing 1457 meters with an average grade of 8.5 %.  Starting from Comeglians, the Monte Crostis route is 15.5 km long, climbing 1397 meters, and an average grade of 9 %. The last way up, starts from Ravascletto, the route is 17.7 km long, an ascent of  976 meters, an average grade of 5.5%.


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