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