After a really tough few days of riding around beautiful Bormio, a slightly weary group set off at 7am, bound for the summit of the passo Forcola and a 125km loop that also included; passo Eira, passo Foscagno and the famous mountain town of Livigno. After a very cruisy dowhill ride to breakfast at Tirano, the climbing began in earnest. When you include the uphill drag fo Poschiavo, the ride from Tirano to the Forcola summit is 34km of climbing.
All of the group did themselves proud and reached the summit smiling, before a fast downhill plunge to Livigno for a well-earned lunch. Two more climbs, both around 6km, brought us to the summit of Foscagno, from which it is an amazing 28km downhill back to Bormio. Another great day and the collective tiredness in the group may make tomorrows double ascent oof the Gavia, a real challenge, as if it wasn't hard enough already.
Brian Bubba Cooke
Exercise Physiologist, coach & cycling tragic for 30 years. Love the freedom, reward and sense of achievement that one can only experience in our amazing sport.