Monday, August 11, 2014

Goal: 400 Ascents of the Passo Gavia

Seventy-six year old Tarcisio Persegona, from Parma, has the current record of 392 ascents of the Gavia Pass and has no intention of stopping . His goal is to complete his 400th ascent by the end of the summer.

In 2013, Tarcisio made 45 ascents of the Gavia, and 19 times he rode both sides on the same day.

Here is a short review of the ascent from both sides, with photos:

Here, in ICJ, is the story of the epic Gavia snow stage of the 1988 Giro d'Italia in which American Andy Hampsten, the second place finisher, became the overall race leader and went on to win the Giro:

Photo: TuttobiciWeb

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1 comment:

  1. Larry says he'll be happy to make it to the top of the Gavia ONCE when he's 76 years old! By then it could be his fifteenth or twentieth time Persegona's record is safe. :-)