Stelvio Pass

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Stelvio Pass

(stĕl`vyō), alt. 9,048 ft (2,758 m), in the central Alps, N Italy, near the Swiss and Austrian borders. It is crossed by the highest road in the Alps, connecting the Valtellina with the upper Adige River valley. The road, extending c.30 mi (50 km) from Bormio to Trafoi, was begun in 1820 by the Austrians.
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And to add to the sense of chaos, a message on the race's official Twitter feed emerged mid-stage saying the descent of the Passo dello Stelvio was to be neutralised, only for another one to appear later saying that was in fact not the case.
They will tackle 40 punishing categorised climbs, 10 killer uphill finishes, including Stage 16 - the race's highest point at 2,758m on the Passo dello Stelvio.
Belgian De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) made a solo breakaway up the fearsome Passo dello Stelvio - at 2,757 metres the highest finish in any Tour - and held firm to cross a snow-lined finish by 56 seconds from Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD).