The legendary Passo dello Stelvio

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2009 Part 7:

The Stelvio, Umbrail Pass & Ofen Pass

Last night the Stelvio had been debated extensively and it went without saying that Phil, Kyle and Mark would ride it today. Yesterday Gaz, Taj, Cat, Pete and Bobby had ridden it going up the eastern ramp with its 48 almost zero radius hairpins, and down the gentler western side. However, from Livigno it’s more logical to ride it in reverse, going up the more open western ramp and down the steeper, much tighter eastern side. For the most part last nights discussion had been about which was the best way to ride the pass, east-west or west-east?