Can I Ride Up The World's HARDEST Cycling Climb?

Published on June 5th 2022


Over the years, we’ve made it our mission here at GCN to seek out and attempt to ride the steepest road in the world. We’ve tackled Ffordd Pen Llech, Bamford Clough, but now we’ve heard about a brutal climb in Italy called Salita Scanuppia. At 7.5km long with an average gradient of 17.6% and maximum of 42.8%, we think we may have finally found the world’s hardest climb. So, naturally, we sent Ollie to try to ride it! In association with @Campagnolo Official 👉 Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: Download the GCN App for free: Join us at the Global Bike Festival: Visit the GCN Shop: Join the GCN Club: What other roads and climbs would you love to see us ride? Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more on GCN... 📹 Can A Vintage Superbike Survive A Killer Climb? 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Or why not check out our Features Playlist 👉 ​​ 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Admit Defeat - Out Linear Domenica Buonanotte - Trabant 33 Dubstep Mammoth - Cecilia Lindh Ecstatic Adventure - Xack La Trompeta - Don Bacilon Make It in Time (Cospe Remix) (Instrumental Version) - Gamma Skies Morning Stretch - Timothy Infinite Sonic Boom 4 - SFX Producer #gcn #cycling #roadbike #roadcycling #climb #hardest #italy Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside Cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: Giro Helmets: Pinarello Bikes: Zipp Wheels: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: SIS: Zwift: Shimano Wheels: Shadow Stand: DMT Shoes: Muc-Off: Watch our sister channels: GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -