Day 3 of VBCC members in Italy. The day started with a descent from Bormio to the foot of the infamous Mortirolo climb. It is truly a brutal climb. Then another descent for lunch and a transfer ride to the bottom of the Passo Gavio. This climb doesn’t get the plaudits it deserves for difficulty. It’s narrow throughout, and steep for the first part, then a continuous slog to the top. The views are incredible in both directions. The long descent into Bormio is a fast one, over awful road surfaces and also very narrow. Totally worth it!