Enrico Zen wins the 25th edition of the Sportful Dolomiti race for the third consecutive year
Christina Rausch wins the women's Gran Fondo. A record number of women and International riders took part again in 2019
Reputed as the hardest Gran Fondo in Europe, the 206km Gran Fondo contains nearly 5,000m of vertical climbing and 4 big climbs of the Cima Campo, Manghen Pass, Rolle Pass and Croce pass d'Aune.
VIDEO: Official video of the 25th edition of the Sportful Dolomiti Gran Fondo
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Over 1,790 cyclist completed the Gran Fondo and for the third year in a row Italian Enrico Zen (Team Mobilzen Trek Gist) was fastest in a time of 6h 52m ahead of Oscar Rivera and Steffano Cecchini.
In the 133km Medio Fondo with over 3,000m of climbing, for the women, it was Chiara Ciuffini from (Team Isolmant Specialized) was fastest ahead of Nicole Fedele (A.s.d.C-Bike Team) and Monica Bonfanti (Rodman Azimut Squadra Corse).
Many did not want a timing chip, just to enjoy the fun and suffering with many other participants
In 2018, 265 women participated, the most represented Italian province of Treviso (255) followed by Belluno (214), Padua (194) and in turn Vicenza, Milan, Bologna, Venice, Florence, Rome, Modena. Almost all the regions represented with women from Sardinia, Basilicata, Puglia, Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Sicily, Campania.
Just over 500 international riders took part, the largest group coming from Germany (almost 100 members) followed by Engligh, Dutch, Belgians, Danes, Hungarians, Spaniards, Swiss and Maltese.
At the start also two Israelis. "It 's the first granfondo I do, I chose Italy and I chose what I heard to be the hardest and I came to Feltre".
The 2020 edition of the event takes place on June 21st 2020.
Link to 2019 results: https://www.endu.net/en/events/gf-sportful-dolomiti-race/results/2019