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Bormio - 3rd June 2018

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Stelvio Santini 2018 Information

Terrain

Mountains
High Mountains

Country

Italy
Italy

Difficulty

Hard
Hard

Riders

2,500
Riders

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Stelvio Santini 2018

The Italian Alps are distinct from the French peaks to the west, the Austrian and Swiss mountains to the north and the Dolomites to the east. The region around Bormio holds three of European cycling’s giant passes: the Mortirolo, the Gavia and the biggest of them all, the Stelvio. At a whopping 2,757 metres above sea level, this is Italy’s highest paved pass, and second only to the Col de la Bonette in the whole alpine massif.
The GF Stelvio Santini offers one or two of these monsters, giving the finisher some serious bragging ability upon his or her return to humanity. The beginning of June is pretty early in the season to come this high, and poor weather is more than a possibility. You need to like it difficult to enjoy this event, but if that’s what turns you on, this is a significant feather in any cyclists’s cap, and a great opportunity to bag three icons in one ride.
A serious event for serious people, but the reward for completing it is immense.

Stelvio Santini Routes

There are three routes for the sportive each finishing with the climb of the Stelvio. The short route is 60km - a short spin down the valley and then a long climb. The medium route includes the Teglio climb as part of a 120km there and back before the last climb and the long route, 151km, includes the Mortirolo and a long drag back to Bormio before the the Stelvio.

Long Route (151 km)

A real challenge of a route featuring the very tough Mortirolo as a warm up to the Stevlio.

Stelvio Santini Long Route 2017

Distance: 151 Km. Elevation: 4058 M.

Medium Route (138 km)

While the main climb is the Stelvio, the first 120km along the valley and then a long drag back to the start of the Stelvio should not be underestimated.

Stelvio Santini Medium Route 2017

Distance: 138 Km. Elevation: 3053 M.

Short Route (60 km)

A relatively short spin along the valley to keep legs fresh for the long ascent of the Stelvio.

Stelvio Santini Short Route 2017

Distance: 60 Km. Elevation: 1950 M.

Interesting Stelvio Santini Facts

Elevation

On the 21.5km ascent of the Stelvio, you climb over 1,500m - more than most UK sportives in total!

The toughest climb

Lance Armstrong called the Mortirolo the toughest climb in cycling. It averages over 10% for 12km.

Stelvio Santini 2018 FAQ

Getting There

The sportive is based in Bormio. The most common way of getting there is flying to Milan (either Malpensa or Linate) and driving three hours to Bormio. Transfers are available. The other option is to break up your journey and spend a couple of days in Lake Como taking in some of the great riding there. Check out our dual location packages.

Documents Required

Signed medical certificate, print out of your race number & ID

What to Pack

There is a bag drop at the start which you can pick up at the top of the Stelvio. 2,757m in early June is cold and you will need warm clothes for the descend.

Registration

Race packs can be picked up on the morning of the event and for the two days before at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Bormio.

Start & Finish

The sportive starts at 7am with grids opening from 6.15am in central Bormio. The finish is at the top of the Stelvio where you can collect your bag and add layers before the descent back to Bormio.

WHERE TO STAY

ACCOMMODATION FOR Stelvio Santini 2018

Bormio

There is really only one town to stay in for Stelvio Santini. Bormio is a classic bike town with plenty of bike shops, restaurants & bars. If you are here for more than a couple of days there are other great rides in the area including the Gavia and the other side up the Stelvio. The sportive starts here and registration is here as well so it makes the perfect base for Stelvio Santini.

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