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October 07 2017
Athens, Attica, Greece

“Spartakiada” is Greece’s greatest cyclosportive event linking the two most important cities of ancient Greece, Athens & Sparta. In old days professional messengers ran the distance in two days, today we use bicycles to challenge our endurance and cover the distance between 8 to 12 hours! The 2015 race is the event’s 27th anniversary.

The event, organised by the Hellenic Bicycle Union of Veteran Athletes, starts in front of one of the most attractive places in the capital city of Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaron, the athletic stadium that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

“Spartakiada” finishes after 250 km in the city of Sparta, a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situated on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese, right in front of the King Leonidas statue. You will be riding through the cities of Korinthos, Tripoli and the beautiful landscape of Northern Peloponnesus.

Routes: 246km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 300
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Start Times / Itinerary
Start: 07:00, Kallimarmaro Stadium, Athens city centre
Finish: cut off time at 19:30; Sparta main square

Event registration fee: 60 Euros

What's Included?

Broom wagon
Police escort
Feed stations: 3
Medical aid

Packet Pickups

Kallimarmaro Stadium, Athens city centre

Prize / Race Categories

Masters A(30-39), B(40-49), C(50-59), D(60+), E(Women), Open

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Free Training Rides
Post Ride Shower
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Attica, Greece
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Oct 07 2017 - EVENT: Spartakiada