I made it!
Today I reached the Passo dello Stelvio starting from the Prad side of the climb. All the 48 “tornantes” and apprx. 1900 meters of climbing. No wonder this is one epic climb amongst the cyclists.
Today the weather was on my side. It didn’t rain and temperature was not too high or low. Just perfect.
Instead of the basic statistics of this climb (information can be found easily from the internet) I’ll write about my clothing and accessories I had on me.
First of all the bike:
I had my own bike that is in original setup. Rose Xeon RS, Di2 with compact drive.
Jersey (short sleaves)
Shoes and socks
Arm and leg warmers
CO2 valve and a cartridge
I was lucky enought not needing anything else from my accessories than the iPhone. I stopped couple of times to take pictures.
When climbing I had all the extra clothing in my jersey pockets. On the top I put my jacket on and before descent I also added arm and leg warmers. The gillet was only piece of clothing I didn’t need.
What next? That is a good question.
If I had more time on this trip I would take a bus on the top and then descent to Bormio and climb that side as well. But unfortunatelly this doesn’t seen to be possible this time.
I’m sure that I will be back in Tyrol in the future. This place has so many possibilities for a sports holiday!