Steeped in Italian cycling history the Passo Gavia is one of the most feared and famous climbs in the Giro d’Italia, first used in 1960 and regularly stirring up its snowy mischief ever since.
It's been 25 years since Andy Hampsten launched a daring attack in horrid conditions on the Passo Gavia and define one of modern cycling's most epic rides (and thanks to PEZ-Fan Charlie Mack for the reminder). This was the day Andy won the hearts of the Italian tifosi, and the maglia rosa at the 1988 Giro - battling through a snow blizzard and more... Here's how Andy told me the story.
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