The Ultimate Climb?

by Jaltham   January 9, 2013  

Has anyone done the Muro di Sormano climb?

It's on my bucket list, but I'm not sure if it will live up to the expectations created in this video!

Muro di Sormano from Jered Gruber on Vimeo.

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I haven't done it but the video definately builts up the expectation likeyou said.
It looks a beautiful ride to be honest in stuning scenery so it can't be too bad...
Do you know where abouts it is?

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posted by BenMWilliamson [28 posts]
10th January 2013 - 0:26

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Just read about it in the latest issue of cyclist mag.

Sounds good to me!

posted by Super Domestique [1695 posts]
10th January 2013 - 9:38

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Italy, near Lake Como and the cycling shrine and museum at the top of the Ghisallo. It's sometimes included in Il Lombardia, the Tour of Lombardy, the traditional season's end classic.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [346 posts]
10th January 2013 - 19:09


Yeah, have a look at the Cyclist Mag. It's got cool road markings showing every metre of ascent.

Definitely want.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
10th January 2013 - 20:23

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It was included in the 2012 Lombardia after being left out of the route for a long time - says it's 50 years. But is there such a thing as an "ultimate" climb?

Edit: the paint is a bit to prominent for me, a bit "in yer face", as they say. I'd have preferred a less blocky, more cursive or lighter style. It reminds me of the Nike chalkbot and thoughts of the corporate takeover of the tradition of fans painting on the roads.

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posted by Simon E [2418 posts]
11th January 2013 - 14:15

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