Croce d'Aune

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Croce d'Aune
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Signage at the pass
Elevation1,015 metres (3,330 ft)
LocationBelluno

The Croce d'Aune is a mountain pass in the Italian Dolomites, 1,015 metres (3,330 ft) above sea level, between Aune and Pedavena in Belluno Province.

It became famous as the place where Tullio Campagnolo, while trying and failing to remove the rear wheel of his bicycle, invented the quick release skewer.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berto, Frank J.; Ron Shepherd; et al. (2008) [2000]. The Dancing Chain: History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA, USA: Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. pp. 140–141. ISBN 978-1-892495-59-4. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Berto, Frank J.; et al. (2016) [2000]. The Dancing Chain: History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA, USA: Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. ISBN 978-1-892495-77-8. Retrieved May 30, 2017.

Coordinates: 46°03′43″N 11°49′48″E / 46.062°N 11.830°E / 46.062; 11.830