It's All Uphill from Here
As the break away crossed the river and turned onto this small road they knew that it was all uphill until the finishing line. They have 20 kilometers of climbing with one short descent between the Telegraph and the fabled Galibier. Today, the Giro honored the memory of Marco Pantani, the pirate, who still holds the record for the fastest climb of the Galibier in a full road stage. The only person to have climbed it faster was Lance Armstrong, but that was in a individual time trial that started at the bottom of the mountain, not after 150 kilometers of racing before even starting the climb.