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Moto Guzzi Stevio Sport Touring


Location [ edit ]

The is located in the Ortler Alps in between Stilfs (Stelvio in in South Tyrol and Bormio in the of Sondrio. It is some 75km from Bolzano and just 200 m the Swiss border. The Umbrail runs northwards from the western ramp.

The Three peak (Dreisprachenspitze ) above the is so named because this is the Italian. German and Romansh meet.

History [ edit ]

The original was built in 1820-25 by the Austrian to connect the former Austrian of Lombardia with the rest of covering a climb of 1871m. The and project manager was Carlo (1775–1845). Since then, the has changed very little.

Its five [ citation needed ] turns. 48 of them on the northern numbered with stones, are a to motorists. Stirling Moss off the road here during a car event in the 1990s, with an video of his incident being on satellite TV.

Before the end of World War I. it formed the between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom. The Swiss had an outpost and a (which was destroyed) on the Dreisprachenspitze Three-Language-Peak). During World War I. battles were fought in the ice and of the area, with gun fire crossing the Swiss area at

Moto Guzzi Stevio Sport Touring
Moto Guzzi Stevio Sport Touring

The three nations made an not to fire over Swiss which jutted out in between (to the north) and Italy (to the south). they could fire the pass, as Swiss territory was up and the peak. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] After 1919, the expansion of Italy, the pass its strategic importance.

The Stelvio Pass retains an for sport when it is open June to September. Countless and motorcyclists struggle to get to the highest of road in the Eastern Alps. It is the finish of any Grand Tour. [ 4 ] The d’Italia often crosses the Pass (it was crossed by the Giro for the time in 1953. when beat Koblet ). The last on the pass was Thomas De Gendt in

Every year, the pass is to motor vehicles on one day in late when about 8000 ride on the Stelvio.

Bormio hosts World Cup ski racing; its Stelvio is among the most men’s downhill courses on the

The Stelvio Pass was also by the British automotive show Top as its choice for the greatest driving in the world, although their was concentrated only in Europe. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] conclusion was reached after the went in search of a road would satisfy every driving fantasies in the premiere of the 10th season. Top Gear decided that the Transfăgărăşan in Romania was possibly a superior road. In 2008, Moto started selling a Stelvio named after the famous pass.

Moto Guzzi Stevio Sport Touring
Moto Guzzi Stevio Sport Touring
Moto Guzzi Stevio Sport Touring

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