Prato Nevoso

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Coordinates: 44°15′24.11″N 7°47′20.58″E / 44.2566972°N 7.7890500°E / 44.2566972; 7.7890500

The resort in winter

Prato Nevoso (or Pratonevoso) is a ski and holiday resort in northern Italy. It is located at 1480 m above sea level, in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont, within the municipal boundaries of the comune of Frabosa Sottana, of which it is a frazione, some four kilometres south of its centre.

History[edit]

Prato Nevoso's history as a resort dates back to the early 1960s, when a group of Ligurian entrepreneurs decided to create a resort easily accessible from Genoa and Turin.

The fast work of building and the low initial costs of the flats promoted spurred tourism, as well as the presence of the A6 Turin-Savona motorway (enlarged during the 1990s). The fast building did not follow any principle of organic urban program, and buildings were born in the complete architectural anarchy.

Giro d'Italia[edit]

As well as winter sports, the resort is popular with cyclists and has been the finish of three stages of the Giro d'Italia:

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Stage winner Pink jersey
1996 13 Loano 115 Pavel Tonkov Pavel Tonkov
2000 18 Genova 176 Stefano Garzelli Francesco Casagrande
2018 18 Abbiategrasso 196 Maximilian Schachmann Simon Yates

Tour de France[edit]

On July 20, 2008, the town served as the finish line for a stage in the 2008 Tour de France. The finish is rated First Category with an 11.4 km climb at an average of 6.9%.[1]

Tour de France stage finishes[edit]

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Category of climb Stage winner Yellow jersey
2008 15 Embrun 183 1 Simon Gerrans Fränk Schleck

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stage 15 route map and profile". www.letour.fr. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 

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