On "the Pirate" mountains - Il Cippo

A truly full and magnificent day is the one that will take us to Mount Carpegna, where Marco Pantani was preparing his assault on the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France.

From Cattolica we cycle along the plains to Mercatino Conca. The road, past Mercatino and pedalling towards Monte Cerignone, begins to climb, with hills giving way to Apennine surroundings.

We are moving towards Carpegna's "Cippo", an ascent for die-hard uphill riders that is 6 km long with an average incline of 10% that hits 14% in certain points, from which we will return to Cattolica passing through Villagrande.