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CAPO BERTA --> MURO DI SORMANO
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PostSubject: CHANGES 2009-2 : CAPO BERTA   Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:04 pm

The Capo Berta seems to have lost its mediatic interest since at least 5 years with the appearance of La Cipressa which took its previous job to align the field before the Poggio. (criteria 3 of the rules). In the goal to balance the 2 italian classics , it would also be better to have 2 climbs for MSR : Cipressa and Poggio and 2 climbs for GDL : Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano.
Le Capo Berta semble avoir perdu son intérêt médiatique depuis au-moins 5 ans avec l'apparition de La cIpressa quia repris son rôle pour étirer le peloton avant l'attaque du Poggio. De plus, on aimerait équilibre les médiatiques italiens en fonction de leurs deux classiques : Cipressa et Poggio pour MSR et Ghisallo et Muro di Sormano pour GDL.

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PostSubject: Berta   Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:09 am

Capo Berta is smaller (130 m) than Cipressa (240 m) and Poggio (162 m) and has more traffic than the other two because is along the national road no. 1 Aurelia and precedes Imperia, the province town.

Poggio is well known as it is the final part of the MSR.

I think that the idea to balance the number of BIG between MSR and Giro di Lombardia is good.

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PostSubject: Re: CHANGES 2009-2 : CAPO BERTA   Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:10 pm

Muro di Sormano : 820m-1124m in 2 km = 304m/2km = 15,2 average %
10x in Giro di Lombardia

Capo Berta : 11m-137m in 2km = 126m/2km = 6,3 average %
65x in Milano-San Remo

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PostSubject: Re: CHANGES 2009-2 : CAPO BERTA   Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:24 pm

Here are the Wikipedia translated informations :

The Wall Sormano

The Wall Sormano is a legend among climbing enthusiasts Cycling for its difficulty. He became famous in sixties when it was inserted in the path of Giro di Lombardia. After a period of neglect, the path of the Wall has recently been resurfaced and is now in perfect conditions, viable without any problems (apart from the difficulty of the climb!) With all types of bikes, and is closed to motor traffic.

History [edit]
Wall entered the path of Sormano Giro di Lombardia in 1960When patron Vincenzo Torriani, Wanting to make more selective the race, decided to add this new climb, short but very strong by the slope, following the traditional way over Ghisallo and before arrival at Como.

The desired effect was achieved even beyond the expectations: the ascent proved to be so tough that many professionals were forced to get off the bicycle and walk (even on bicycles because of the time were normally available only three relationships).

Wall Sormano remained in the racetrack for three editions, until 1962In that year Ercole Baldini established the first ascent in 9'24 ". Then he decided not to tackle this most extreme climb too, because the race was distorted by the many pressures that runners received by viewers.

After the construction of the new road, wider and more affordable to the slope, the path of the Wall has been abandoned even by vehicular traffic and has fallen into disuse. After several decades, however, some cycling enthusiasts have promoted the recovery and 2006, Replaced the old flooring ruined by a new layer of asphalt, the Wall was opened again and again made available for cyclists who want to try on his historic and difficult ramps.


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The way Wall Sormano starts from the junction along the road that Ace leads to Pian del TivanoFew hundred meters after the village of Sormano. After a short descent and a bridge over a stream, beginning the ascent that winds for about 1700 meters over a drop of 280 meters (initially 827 m, 1107 m final), with a slope average of 17% and spikes up to 25%.

The road, very narrow, salt in the woods and there are four bends. Along the climb a series of writings shows the asphalt, meter by meter, the elevation, so that the cyclist can always know where and how much missing at the end of the climb, they are also more tight and the greater the slope (eg, a distance of 5 meters from one accounting for 20%). Cartel indicators show visitors the different species of trees. Between the third and fourth hairpin exits the woods and there are some vantage points, including those reported by other written on the tarmac, where you can admire the surrounding mountains: the Horns CanzoThe CornizzoloThe Barzaghino the Palanzone and, farther to the east, Resegone and Grigne.

On completion, the route of the fence is linked to the provincial (which passed the same uphill along a distance more than twice) and continue uphill for about 200 meters you reach the town of Colma Sormano, at an altitude of 1124 m above sea level, where the road crosses and continues downhill towards Pian del Tivano to transit from Zelbio and then finish LinkOn the western branch of the Lake Como. Turning right instead we go back to Ace: To return to the starting point is highly recommended for cyclists go down this path, because addressing the Wall down is very dangerous because of very strong gradients.


Capo Berta


The Capo Berta is an ascent in the cycling classic Milan-San Remo. It is the penultimate climb of the race. Although this style is not particularly hilly or long, he still contributes to the difficulty of the course: the riders already have 250 kilometer course in the legs, when at the foot of the Capo Berta appear.

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