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31st Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel Gran Fondo

July 02 2017
Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
 

Covering seven spectacular mountain passes in the Dolomites. Open to amateur cyclists, the Maratona, with 9,000 riders from over 64 nations - is one of the biggest Italian Granfondo bicycle races.

For the 2016 edition more than 33,000 people registered to take part in that year’s lottery, which will allocate 5,000 entries. A further 4,000 entries are reserved for official tour-operators, registrations not subject to the draw, registrations whose surcharge will be assigned to charitable institutions and invitations.

The race is actually divided into three courses of varying difficulty: the Sellaronda course, the Middle course and the Maratona course. All riders start at 6:30am in the village of La Ila and complete the four pass Sellaronda course first. After completing the Sellaronda course riders can either choose to finish the race or proceed directly onwards with the Middle course. As the Maratona course is an extension of the preceding shorter Middle course, riders wishing to tackle the full Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel have to proceed with the Middle course.

All three courses lead the riders through the Dolomite mountains around the Sella Group and over roads, where legendary rides by great champions of the Giro d'Italia have taken place. The roads are lined with tens of thousands of cheering spectators and the entire event is broadcast live on Italian national broadcaster RAI.

Along the courses seven refreshment stations are manned by volunteers, where riders can strengthen themselves with foods and drinks, varying from sports drink to Strudel or Speck sandwiches.

Sellaronda course

The Sellaronda course starts in the village of La Villa and finishes in the village of Corvara. The course goes clockwise around the Sella mountain group. Four passes must be surmounted to finish the course. After the start the course follows the main road through the Val Badia to the village of Corvara. The ascent to Campolongo Pass begins immediately behind the village. After crossing Campolongo Pass the course descends to the village of Arabba in the Fodom valley; from there it climbs to the Pordoi Pass and then descends into the Fassa valley. There the climb to the Sella Pass begins, from which the riders descend into Gardena valley. The last pass the Sellaronda course traverses is the Gardena Pass. From it the course begins its final descent towards the finish at Corvara.

Passes:
Campolongo Pass: 5.8 km, Gradient: 6.1%
Pordoi Pass: 9.2 km, Gradient: 6.9%
Sella Pass: 5.5 km, Gradient: 7.9%
Gardena Pass: 5.8 km, Gradient: 4.3%
Total distance: 55 km (34 mi)
Total altitude difference: 1,780 m (5,840 ft)

Middle course

The Middle course follows immediately after the Sellaronda course. Riders wishing to tackle it, do not stop after the Sellaronda's finish line, but directly proceed to ascend Campolongo Pass a second time. In Arabba the middle course deviates from the earlier course and follows the road out of the Fodom valley to the village of Cernadoi. Here the course splits: rider choosing to do the entire Maratona proceed to the village of Colle Santa Lucia, while the remaining riders begin the ascend to the Falzarego Pass. At the top of the pass riders climb further 80m to reach the Valparola Pass. From there the road descends to the village of San Cassiano and passing through La Villa reaches the finishing line in Corvara.

Passes:
Campolongo Pass: 5.8 km, Gradient: 6.1%
Pordoi Pass: 9.2 km, Gradient: 6.9%
Sella Pass: 5.5 km, Gradient: 7.9%
Gardena Pass: 5.8 km, Gradient: 4.3%
Campolongo Pass: 5.8 km, Gradient: 6.1%
Falzarego Pass/ Valparola Pass: 11,8 km, Gradient: 6.7%
Total distance: 106 km (66 mi)
Total altitude difference: 3,130 m (10,269 ft)

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Maratona course

Riders who have chosen to do the Maratona course split off from the Middle course in the village of Cernadoi. The Maratona dles Dolomites proceeds from there to the village and uncategorised climb of the Colle Santa Lucia, after which the steepest of all climbs begins: the climb to Giau Pass. From Giau Pass the road goes down to Pocol, from where the course rises to the Falzarego Pass. There it reunites with the Middle course and having crossed Valparola Pass follows the same road through San Cassiano and La Villa to the finish line in Corvara.

Passes:
Campolongo Pass: 5.8 km, Gradient: 6.1%
Pordoi Pass: 9.2 km, Gradient: 6.9%
Sella Pass: 5.5 km, Gradient: 7.9%
Gardena Pass: 5.8 km, Gradient: 4.3%
Campolongo Pass: 5.8 km, Gradient: 6.1%
Giau Pass: 9.9 km, Gradient: 9.3%
Falzarego Pass/ Valparola Pass: 11.5 km, Gradient: 5.8%
Total distance: 138 km (86 mi)

Total altitude difference: 4,230 m (13,877 ft)30th

 
Routes: 34,66,86 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Entry Limit: 9.000 participants
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
 
Costs
Participation fee is 100,00 € + 10,00 € for the guarantee deposit of the chip (10,00 € will be reimbursed on arrival subject to return of the chip).
386 are the registrations whose surcharge will be assigned to charitable institution. Further information about the charity projects at following link: http://www.maratona.it/en/charity-entries16
What's Included?
Payment of the entry fee entitles participants of using the repair service (spare parts not included), 
assistance and refreshments along the route, pasta-party at the finish, maratona jersey, race number (the front tag with the chip must be returned), infos by e-mail and sms; free participation at all activities during the biker’s week.
Packet Pickups
The starting number pick-up takes place at the events hall “Ciasa Runcher” in S.Leonardo/Badia, Alta Badia on following days/times:
- Wednesday, 29.06.2016   from 8.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
- Thursday, 30.06.2016      from 8.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
- Friday, 01.07.2016             from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, 02.07.2016        from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Prize / Race Categories
All the competitive and amateur cyclists will take part in the individual classifications. Placing will be established according to time taken to complete the race, not according to the order of arrival, except the first place riders, who will be established by the judges at the finish line according to FCI (Italian Cycling Federation) regulations.
Team classifications are for a minimum of 25 participants registered together as a single team, who must finish within the time limit.  
The official awards ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in the ice stadium. Following prizes will be handed over: the top 5 (five) teams of the team classification, the first 3 (three) in the overall individual classification and the first classified in each category for the medium and Maratona distances. The Sellaronda course does not foresee an official classification. Prizes will be handed over only to winners taking part at the ceremony.
Facilities
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Outriders
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
5000 +
 
Start Address: Badia Abtei, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39036
 
 
 
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