The defiant road to Alpe di Poti

Alpe di Poti is a mountain pass at an elevation of 827m (2,713ft) above the sea level, located in the Arezzo comune in Italy, in Tuscany.

Alpe di Poti

The pass was climbed by the Giro d’Italia race in 2016. Starting from San Paolo, the climb is 8.6km long, featuring 6.4 km on dirt roads, and double-digit gradients. The average percentage is 9-10% but at the first km the gradient is over the 14%. The road is known as Strade Bianche that gives its name to the popular classic held in Tuscany every March. The road is mostly paved with some gravel sections.