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May 27 2014

Passo dello Stelvio

As the Giro finally reaches the Dolomites and climbs legendary mountains like the Gavia and Stelvio, I can’t help but think back to 2008 when Andrea and I went on a Bikestyle Tour trip that included riding in that area.

I’m glad the weather wasn’t anything like today’s stage though! Andrea rode both of those climbs, and more. I didn’t ride the Gavia, having ridden the Stelvio earlier in the week I didn’t think I was up to it. And of course I stopped to take photos along the way…

The Dolomites, shrouded in cloud

The Passo dello Stelvio, climbing up from Bormio

And someone else took a few photos too… lots of snow at the top but we at least had sunshine and warm weather.

The final 2 km are very steep
Andrea finished well ahead of me

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