Giro stage 20 preview

Stage 20: Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, 210km, high mountains

Again the weather has sadly robbed us of one of the Dolomites’ most legendary climbs as the day’s route has had to be dramatically altered. Gone is the Passo Giau which, along with a couple of earlier cat 2 climbs, would have provided a testing approach to the concluding Tre Cime (‘three peaks’) di Lavaredo. Continue reading

The Passo dello Stelvio (according to Top Gear)

Missing today’s cancelled Giro stage? Depressed that we won’t see the epic Passo dello Stelvio? Here’s an alternative view of the road from Davos to Stelvio, courtesy of BBC’s Top Gear. In 2008 they declared it the greatest driving road in the world. Hard to argue with that. (It’s a great segment but if you just want to see the Stelvio bit, start the video from around the 8:00 mark.)