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Passo dello Stelvio Italian Alps

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As the highest road pass in Italy, standing proud at 2,758 metres, the Passo dello Stelvio needs very little introduction. From Prato its 48 bends carve their way up the mountain in what appears to be an endless road towards heaven, constantly switching back and forth the higher you climb. This was the final ascent of the day after two days in and around the Eastern and Italian Alps, we had a long transfer over to the Dolomites to look forward to but before doing so one last (big) mission to complete. Although warm and bright in the valley when we started the clouds were thickening up above and temperature dropping fast as the sun dipped its head on the distant horizon. Will we make it to the top before dark was the question on everyone’s mind? Watch now to find out. Chasing daylight, climbing mountains, what a feeling, this is definitely why we ride!

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Kit used for this climb:

Cannondale EVO Hi-Mod Di2

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 WTS

Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Shoes

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24.3km

Length of climb

950m

Start elevation

2758m

Summit elevation

1808m

Elevation gain

7.4%

Gradient (avg)

14% at 8km

Gradient (max)

34x28 (minimum)

Gearing suggestion

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