Ehh, big deal, doesn't look all that bad.
This is probably trick photography, you know, tilting the camera to make it look steeper than it really is.
This guy is walking on a flat road as far as I'm concerned, and it could use a little resurfacing in my opinion.
From Ovaro, the Zoncolan would be a punch in the face any day, let alone at the tail end of a cold, demanding grand tour like this. Relative to, say, Mont Ventoux, it’s short. But think of it like grain alcohol compared to a glass of wine. It’s 10.1 kilometers long at a 12 percent average, with a maximum pitch of 22 percent. If that sounds bad, consider this: the road disappears into the forest and gains 3,000 feet in 6 kilometers. The final 3.5 kilometers tilt toward the sun at 14 percent, roughly, with ramps of 23 percent.
If this was waiting for you at the top, do you think you could push it just a little harder?