Places of Interest nearby
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The Gavia Pass is often on the route of the Giro d’Italia road bicycle race and is sometimes designated the Cima Coppi, the highest point of the race. On 5 June 1988, the race passed over the Gavia in a snowstorm, making for an epic stage won by Erik Breukink. American Andrew Hampsten, the second place finisher, became the overall race leader and went on to win the Giro.
The Gavia Pass or Passo di Gavia is located at an elevation of 2621 m. It is the tenth highest paved road in the Alps. The road over the pass (SS 300) connects Bormio to the northwest with Ponte di Legno to the south and is single track most on its southern section.