The Stelvio: The sacred mountain of the Giro d'Italia

The Giro’s ascent of the Stelvio on Saturday may not only decide the race but also represent a pilgrimage to the ‘sacred mountain’ of Italy’s national tour. In this extract from his bestselling book Mountain High (Quercus), to be released in a new Paperback/Saddlebag edition later this year, Daniel Friebe unravels the mystique of possibly Europe’s greatest mountain road.

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