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  • Wow… Gorgeous photos!  Love the first one under “Photo Gallery”…

    • Anonymous

      Yes I’d have to say that the first one is probably the most beautiful cycling related image I have ever seen. Magnificent!

    • Anonymous

      Yes I’d have to say that the first one is probably the most beautiful cycling related image I have ever seen. Magnificent!

  • Ed

    so are these photos taken from the Bormio side? – same way they came up in this year’s Giro.

    Looking at maps it looks quite difficult to include an approach from the northern side into a race.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, these are from the Bormio side as per this year’s final mountain stage in the Giro.

      • We shot from all three sides – Bormio, Umbrail, and Prato. Most of these are from the Bormio side, but there are a few happy additions from our two preferred sides. :-) We would have gone mad shooting the Bormio approach five days in a row. haha. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes, these are from the Bormio side as per this year’s final mountain stage in the Giro.

  • Paolo

    I moved to the wrong continent! Europe, i’ll be back soon!

  • Paolo

    I moved to the wrong continent! Europe, i’ll be back soon!

  • Jus

    Absolutely beautiful, well done to the photographer.

  • Notyet

    Magnificent photographs. Thank you. My wife and I are going to be in Italy in May 2103 for her 40th birthday. I am going to do that climb. The actual ride might be easier than massaging the itinerary to ensure that I am able to do it!

    • tomness

      You should be right. You have 90 years to plan it.  

      I am more impressed that you will be attempting this climb at such an advanced age, and that your are planning to have a wife so much younger than you. Nice work. 

      Seriously though, I am jealous. 

    • Notyet

      Woops. That should read “for her 130th birthday”.

      You know what I mean!

    • Adnanadrian

      Rent a car and drive up to Stelvio via Bormio. Park the car at the top, descend the south side and turn off via the Umbrail Pass in to Switzerland. There’s a great gravel section in the Umbrail Pass before re-entering Italy and ascend via Prato/Trafoi.  Finish off at the top by buying a Cima Coppi Stelvio jersey (one for the missus as well).  Enjoy.

  • Notso Swift

    Watch out on the decent!

    • Big Dragon

      Yes Notso….watch out on the decent descent (picky, I Know)…..

  • Davelangles

    Pretty sure its 48 switchies

  • jules

    magnifico!

  • Stunning!  if thats early winter would hate to see it bang in the middle!

  • Pete

    And that right there is a feel good story leading into the weekend………..

    Ridiculously good photos.

  • I dream of riding this road, even before all the other amazing climbs in the Alps and Pyrenees, I want to ride the Stelvio first and foremost.

    Fantastic photos as has been said, the black and white shots are just unreal. 

  • Anonymous

    Jered’s work just keeps getting better and better. Excellent post.

    • Indeed. I’m extremely happy and proud to have Jered and Ashley contributing to CyclingTips now. Love their work.

    • Anonymous

      Getting better?  It has been as good as Cor Vos or Betini for a LONG time now.  And their eyes are a bit different at the same Pro quality.

  • Adnanadrian

    Beautiful work as usual Jered and Ashley. Drove up to Stelvio in October 2010. Descended on bike into Switzerland and ascended via Prato. It was snowing then but cover was not as thick as in your wonderful pictures.  I consider Jered/Ashley as the new wave of sports photographers who make us feel like getting on our bike and RIDE.

  • I remember looking at these photos on Flickr but with the writeup it gives a better feeling. I agree with others here, Jered photography style has come a long way. He’s easily one of the best cycling photogs out there

  • Thanks so, so much for all the kind words. We’re so happy to have the chance to show our work here in such a wonderful format. I can’t say enough how motivating it is to read these comments – that alone makes us want to go out and do a whole lot more shooting…and riding. :-)

    • Anonymous

      I can tell you now that your summer Stelvio shot from the Giro spurred me to ride it while I was over there in July. Great climb and fantastic descent! Thanks.

  • Mike Hobbs

    Fantastic pictures Jered…(I’m sure some correctly sized would make great PC/Iphone etc wallpaper.

    This place is on my cycling bucket list for sure.

  • Robwatkinson

    Fantastic shots.  My and a pal are going from the uk to Bormio for 3 days riding Sept 2013.  Can’t wait.  Gavia and Mortirolo too but really going for the Stelvio

  • rafberger

    Well done Ashley and Jered. This really beautiful pictures.

  • Superb photos from Jered and Ashley.

    Hoping to ride the Stelvio next year…

  • Anonymous

    Graham Watson is so dead to me now.  How is it possible that his fat ass is still on a moto instead of one of these two!

  • Andrew

    Fabulous story & beautiful photos as always. We’re heading to Italy in 2013 and Stelvio is on the list as well as L’Eroica. This has only inspired me more. Thanks Jered & Ashley for your great work. Ps Looking forward to the calendar.

  • Velocodger

    Wow! I really enjoy your writing, Jared,, and the photos are truly a feast for the eyes.
    If anything can draw me out of my village and away from the hills of Burgundy in the summer, it is the Stelvio.

  • Mat

    I did the Southern side climb on the first day it was open in 2011 then descended into Bormio. What an amazing descent! It has everything and these photos really do show just how beautiful the surroundings are.
    How lucky we are to love a sport that gives us this – for free.

  • Matt

    Stunning photos – what months of the year it is covered in snow? 

    • Alex

      I was there two months ago and it was 9 degrees and light rain at the bottom (North Side – Prato allo Stelvio) and 1 degree and horizontal sleet at the top – apparently normal weather for late September. You can ride it most of the year in any conditions so long as you have a full change of clothes at the top or can grab a lift. If you only have one chance to ride it you dont have much choice.

  • Papparazziful

    Great story and photos. I did it this year watching the Giro too. But, your Bormio ascent is the south side, the “48 hairpins later” is confusing because they are the north side?

  • Very nice pics, puts the passo into a more correct perspective than the more common colour shot that is tilted at a false angle making the climb look overly steep.

  • Wander

    Very good shots!

  • BELO

    Wonderfull pictures Jered, must be great to be there in winter. Yves (from STRAVA)

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