Gavia Pass

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Gavia Pass
Passo del Gavia.jpg
The pass
Elevation 2,621 m (8,599 ft)
Traversed by SS 300 del Passo di Gavia
Location Sondrio/Brescia, Italy
Coordinates 46°20′37″N 10°29′17″E / 46.34361°N 10.48806°E / 46.34361; 10.48806Coordinates: 46°20′37″N 10°29′17″E / 46.34361°N 10.48806°E / 46.34361; 10.48806
Gavia Pass is located in Alps
Gavia Pass
Gavia Pass
Location of Gavia Pass

Gavia Pass (Italian: Passo di Gavia) (el. 2621 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Italian Alps. It is the tenth highest paved road in the Alps.

The pass lies in the Lombardy region and divides the province of Sondrio to the north and the province of Brescia to the south. 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.

Giro d'Italia[edit]

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.

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