The Passo Dello Stelvio in Northern Italy is one of the most iconic climbs within cycling. Frequented by the Giro d'Italia, the Stelvio has welcomed some of the sports most famous riders with its length, gradient and rarified air combining to provide some historic racing moments.
Residing within the Eastern Alps, this once vital mountain pass was initially constructed in the early 1820s to link the former Austrian Province of Lombardy with the rest of the Austrian Empire. Covering a height gain in the vicinity of 1800m and doing so via a nearly countless number of serpent-like hairpin bends, the Stelvio Pass is something of a construction triumph, particularly for the time in which it was founded. Nowadays, with the Austrian border pushed north and with more convenient and quicker mountain passes now available, the Stelvio serves more as a tourist route and provides a fantastic challenge for hardy, ambitious cyclists.
First visited by the Giro in 1953 when a young Fausto Coppi triumphed, the Stelvio's peak elevation of 2758 meters means that it often serves as the site of the Cima Coppi prize when it's included in the route of the Italian Grand Tour. Additionally, the Stelvio's geological prominence often introduces inclement racing conditions, which, although brutal for the riders, only seem to add to the undoubted aura that this mountain naturally exudes.
Stelvio Legacy Organic T-Shirt
A navy t-shirt in 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton, hand screen printed with a design inspired by the Passo Dello Stelvio.
Regular fitting, the super soft cotton construction is finished with a 1x1 ribbed collar with twin needle topstitch, herringbone back neck tape, wide double topstitch hems and full side seams to ensure elevated levels of post ride comfort.