The Staulanza Pass links the Val di Zoldo with the Val Fiorentina and alternates more challenging sections with others that allow you to pick up strength. The conquest of this Pass in the heart of the Dolomites will reward you with a memorable view of the Pelmo.
The 1980 edition of the Giro d’Italia is worth recalling when Bernard "the Badger" Hinault proved his great technical shrewdness on this and other passes of the stage. Even though Battaglin showed unquestionable superiority in the climb, Hinault managed to handle his lead most effectively and defend the final victory.
Curiosities and tips
- “Badger” Hinault was the first cyclist to have won all three Grand Tours at least twice
- On the summit of the pass stands the Passo Staulanza Refuge where it is possible to taste Ladin cuisine