The Gran Fondo Stelvio is one of the toughest sportives for any amateur cyclist and GCN takes a close look at the final climb - the Stelvio. Subscribe to GCN for more insight into cycling: gcn.eu/gcnsubs At 21.5km this is one of the most famous climbs in European cycling with precipitous hairpin switchbacks that climb to 2790m altitude, and GCN takes a close look at the climb to give you tips and tactics. Oh, and some stunning scenery! The Gran Fondo Stelvio is 154km long, and includes the fearsome Mortirolo as well as the mighty Stelvio, and the GCN staff will be tackling it this summer - as a special treat. You can enter the Grandfondo here www.granfondostelviosantini.com Music: Basil Simon: gcn.eu/VWoftN About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic summit of the Stelvio to the epic trails of Fort William, Scotland, everywhere there is pavé or dirt, world-class racing, and pro riders, we will be there bringing you all the action, essential analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Youtube Channel - gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - gcn.eu/gcnFb Google+ - gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!