Colico came too soon.
Because from Colico to Tirano was frankly unremarkable. The road itself was boring like trainer miles. Dead straight road. Baking hot sun uninspired vistas and false flats. ..it's probably half nice but I've been spoiled rotten by this point and it seemed pretty bleh to me. I was however, on the SS38 del Stelvio, and that was cool since this was a Stelvio inspired trip. I stopped for lunch no.2 in Sondrio and considered stopping for the night there but decided to carry on to Tirano. Again, very good fortune. Tirano is a lovely little town. Only a few km from the Swiss border and is also the southern terminus of the Rhaetian railway Bernina express to St Moritz.
The numbers for this day are pretty light in keeping with the intended recovery of the knee. Distance 111km with 1270 meters vertical.
A good set up for tomorrow!