Monday, August 11, 2014
Goal: 400 Ascents of the Passo Gavia
Seventy-six year old Tarcisio Persegona, from Parma, has the current record of 392 ascents of the Gavia Pass and has no intention of stopping . His goal is to complete his 400th ascent by the end of the summer.
In 2013, Tarcisio made 45 ascents of the Gavia, and 19 times he rode both sides on the same day.
Here is a short review of the ascent from both sides, with photos: www.cycling-challenge.com/passo-gavia-both-sides
Here, in ICJ, is the story of the epic Gavia snow stage of the 1988 Giro d'Italia in which American Andy Hampsten, the second place finisher, became the overall race leader and went on to win the Giro: www.italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/2013/05/recalling-1988-giro-ditalia-hampstens.html
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