From "Will" we have beautiful photographs, and his short story, from his Stelvio climb of July 9th:
"Passo delle Stelvio (Stilfser Joch in German) is one of the most famous, beautiful, high, and fun cycling rides anywhere.
I was afraid of bad weather but lucked out (a little snow!) and enjoyed one of the greatest rides of my life.
This is one of those climbs that many of us dream about - and it didn’t disappoint. With roughly 1800 metres of climb (6000 feet), it is a true giant (less than 50 metres from being the highest paved road/pass in Europe). But it’s the unbelievable surroundings and the never-ending hairpins that make this climb so memorable."
Will has a goal of climbing 100 Cols (mountain passes) in 2009 and writes about his adventures at http://www.cycling-challenge.com/
You can see a series of photos which depicts how the Selvio climb unfolds here:
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