Passo dello Stelvio

Not only the highest road pass in Italy at 2,758m, but also the highest finish in any Grand Tour, the Passo dello Stelvio is a beast of a climb and although the ascent from Bormio may not be quite as famous as from Prato, it’s the stuff of cycling legend as you’ll see.

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Whatever way you look at it, the Stelvio is a spiritual cycling experience like no other. First featuring in the Giro d’Italia in 1953, its long history and sky high credentials make it a mountain of legend and unique lure for every rider that dares to tackle its serpentine slopes. Follow TORQ Fuelled Mike Cotty on his ride through the famous architecture of the Passo dello Stelvio’s climb, with bend after bend of relentless gradients, jaw dropping waterfalls free-falling on a non-stop trajectory towards the valley below, and a vast expanse of mountain mystique the higher you climb. That’s the real beauty of the mighty Stelvio, a true test of physical and mental strength all the way to the summit.

Start: Bormio
Length: 21.5km
Summit: 2,758m
Elevation gain: 1,533m
Average gradient: 7.1%
Max gradient: 14%
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