The Dolomites

May 20, 2016, 05:59 PM

May 20 | This weekend, the Giro d’Italia heads for the peaks which more than any other have inspired its marketing tagline: “The toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place.”

Jagged, luminous, majestic, the Dolomites premiered in the 1937 race and since then have become central to the Giro’s allure. And yet they also remain mysterious, not only by virtue of their ancient myths and legends but also, more simply, in terms of where and what exactly they are.

In this episode of Kilometre Zero, Daniel Friebe, the author of Mountain High and Mountain Higher, takes us on a journey into the “Pale Mountains” on the eve of the Giro’s Dolomite blockbuster to Corvara and the mountain time-trial to Alpe di Siusi.

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