Much has been written on the famous, or infamous, 1988 Giro d'ltalia Gavia stage.
It was snowing heavily before the stage start, and many riders were in scare mode.
The Gavia is 2618 m, very steep and covered in snow.
Andy Hampsten, with the help from a well-prepared 7-Eleven team, rode through that torturous day, finishing behind stage winner Eric Breukink, took over the pink jersey for good to win the overall.
Hampsten said of the day that “It was the most difficult day of my life. nobody would have complained or argued with me if I had pulled over and not raced. It was above and beyond what anyone is asked to do at a race.
add foul weather, it's another