Valtellina is part of the Giro d'Italia 2021
On the occasion of the 104th Giro d'Italia, scheduled from Saturday 8 to Sunday 30 May 2021, the province of Sondrio is once again great protagonist of the race with the arrival of the stage scheduled at Alpe Motta, in Valchiavenna on 29 May, in what will be the penultimate stage of the Corsa Rosa, starting in Verbania, and with 4,200 meters in altitude along the 164 km route.
The undisputed star of the stage is the Spluga Pass, one of the most important passes in the Alps which, with its 2,117 m of altitude, is also one of the hardest (and most beautiful) climbs in the province of Sondrio.
The Verbania - Alpe Motta stage has been rated as one of the most interesting and difficult of the entire competition.
The route of 164 km includes also Switzerland with the climb of the San Bernardino Pass and return to Italy via the short and hard ascent of the Spluga Pass and then descend to Campodolcino, via the Provincial Road 1 of Isola. The last climb is foreseen from the SS36 of Lake Como and Spluga, that is, along the mythical stretch of the "Donegani", and then crosses the town of Madesimo just before embarking on the last climb for victory, towards Motta, a few km above.