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48 hairpin bends - Stelvio pass!


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Fancy riding this?




The Stelvio Pass is one of the highest Alpine Passes of Europe with its 2758 m. There are 48 hairpin turns on the northern side of the pass. The original road was built in 1820-1825 by the Austrian Empire to connect the former Austrian province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria, covering a climb of 1871 m. Since then, the route has changed very little. The 60 hairpin bends, 48 of them on the northern side numbered with stones, are a challenge to motorists.



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Probably an hour of pain up' date=' and 5 mins of bliss down! [/quote']


1 HR UP LOL ???? Spoke to someone who did it the other day and thats not quite how he described it.....


Even going down is hard work Shocked



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Oooooh yeah!!! i'm in!! Let's do it up for a bit of training and strength and down for the thrill and adrenalin rush! whoopeeee! man - love things like this!!!

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how long is it?


Loooong enough....


Courtesy of cyclingnews.com


......Passo Stelvio and it's terrible 48 hairpin turns over 25km.....


Check the Giro d Italia stage 14 May 22, 2005 stage description for the actual profile.




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