The Granfondo Stelvio Santini is one of the most famous granfondos in Italy. And as soon as you hear that it includes the Mortirolo and the Stelvio, you know why. This is one of the most beautiful and imaginative granfondos on our globe. This GF deeply breathes Italian cycling in and out.

The area around starting place Bormio is just made for cycling up all the surrounding legendary cols. Bormio is an atmospheric Italian town where you can find a lot of nice terraces and where you can enjoy yourself after cycling.

This is our tip to add to your “to do – list” for 2022.

The long route – 160 km – 4450 hm

The “long route” of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini can be roughly divided into three climbs, each of which surpasses the other in severity. In Bormio the course starts with a long descent of a good 46 km towards Bianzone.

There the climb to Teglio starts, where over 6 km you immediately have to overcome 402 altimeters. That cuts in quickly because this is not really a warm-up. You have to get on the pedals right away and that’s not easy after such a long descent. You have to put your feet up, because after about eight kilometers of descent it’s time to start climbing. You may first climb steadily for 23 km to get to the foot of the Mortirolo. A climb of 12 km. At the top it is best to enjoy the view and recuperate a bit, because although you have already completed 2/3 of the distance, it is far from over. After the descent you are back in Bormio and then the legendary final climb begins: the Passo del Stelvio.

You can also choose the “medium route” of 137,9 km with 3053 hm, or the “short route” of 60 km with 1950 hm.

The final rankings will be the same this year as in previous years: the rankings, divided by route, will be determined based on the sum of each rider’s times for the individual climbs, with the winners in each category securing the title of King or Queen of the Mountain Granfondo Stelvio 2022, of course with the accompanying cycling jersey as a memento. The teams with the largest number of participants and finishers will also receive prizes. As usual, there is no overall classification, but the organizers will publish the total finish times of all finishers in alphabetical order.

Granfondo Stelvio Santini

Location: Alta Valtellina – from Bormio to the Stelvio Pass (Province of Sondrio)

Edition: 10th

Date: June 12, 2022

Long route: Bormio – Teglio – Mortirolo – Bormio – Stelvio – 160 km – 4,450 altimeters

Medium route: Bormio – Teglio – Bormio – Stelvio – 139 km – 3.110 altimeters

Short route: Bormio – Sondalo – Bormio – Stelvio – 60 km – 1.950 m altitude metres

Registration open from: 1 December 2021

Organizer: US Bormiese


Fotos: © Santini Granfondo Stelvio

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