The Col Collective: Stelvio Nov 10, 2014

The Col Collective takes on one of the most iconic climbs, Stelvio!

“As the highest road pass in Italy, standing proud at 2,758 metres, the Passo dello Stelvio needs very little introduction. From Prato its 48 bends carve their way up the mountain in what appears to be an endless road towards heaven, constantly switching back and forth the higher you climb. This was the final ascent of the day after two days in and around the Eastern and Italian Alps, we had a long transfer over to the Dolomites to look forward to but before doing so one last (big) mission to complete. Although warm and bright in the valley when we started the clouds were thickening up above and temperature dropping fast as the sun dipped its head on the distant horizon. Will we make it to the top before dark was the question on everyone’s mind? Watch now to find out. Chasing daylight, climbing mountains, what a feeling, this is definitely why we ride! “

  • Salim Riley

    That shot at 6:18 !

    • Jamie McKeon

      the video is 4:47?

      • John Watson

        I screwed up and posted the wrong video this morning…

        • Jamie McKeon

          only human m8

  • Goldenr

    Always make me laugh when he says”the climb is getting very hard now” in a complete unbroken sentence. Its fun to see these videos, lets you see things you can not in grand tours.

  • Tommaso Gomez

    These Col Collective clips all start with some horrendous techno beats and then the music improves gradually (though not enough) as the guy climbs higher.

  • Alex

    Lol – did he cycle all of the stelvio out the saddle..?