The Gran Fondo Pinarello 2012 

This was my 2nd go at the big North-East Italy sportive - this time I did the full 105mile route over very serious mountains (9,000ft total climbing)...

 Full report on the day here, including a video of the big 6mile climb


The day I climbed the Stelvio

From 2012 to 2019 I blogged about UK sportives, European climbs and Italian events - here's one of the most popular posts (1,200 views):

Stelvio pass
 Looking down the Stelvio

Top is at 9,000ft, climb is 5,100ft in one go - full report here