The "Mapei Day" annual event, starting in Bormio, was held on July 12th. For this event the Passo dello Stelvio, from the Bormio side, is closed is closed to motor vehicles. Stelvio is a monster of a climb from which ever direction it is tackled although the climb from Prato Allo Stelvio with its 48 numbered switchbacks is the most famous. From the south it still is 19 Km of hard climbing through a few scary tunnels and numerous unnumbered turns.
Photos: Mapei Day 2009
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