More big names passed under my wheel and then I caught a glimpse of the sign post on the side of the road. PUNTA VELENO, Arrivo 5km, 16.9%. Ok so now it all made sense, I had heard about the Punta Veleno. I knew it was in the Garda area somewhere. Basically I randomly found one of the toughest climbs in the whole of Italy on a scorching hot day. But, I didn’t want to give in so early like my fellow German holidaymaker, with this new information I wasn’t going to let this climb beat me, although it was doing a great job already.