The 2016 edition of the hardest cycling competition in the world will take place from August 26th to 28th. The start and finish will be in Cison di Valmarino. The course is still the same: 606 kilometres across six provinces, with 16 mountain and Dolomites passes to climb. Applications for entry can be submitted as of November 28th.
Treviso, 3rd December 2015 – D+ Ultracycling Dolomitica turns over a new leaf. The 2016 edition of what is known as the hardest cycling competition in the world will take place on a different date and will have a new start and finish point.
The event has been moved from September to Friday, August 26th to Sunday , August 28th. The starting point will no longer be Conegliano but Cison di Valmarino, in the province of Treviso, at the heart of Veneto region, the region of Italy more familiar to tourism. The finish will also be in Cison di Valmarino.
“We thank Cordignano for the assistance offered during the first two editions of D+ Ultracycling Dolomitica” – explains Giorgio Bosi, one of the organizing managers of the event – “But we felt the need to change: we like the idea that, over time, the event becomes itinerant, moving to the various towns of Treviso area which can be found along its course. In any case, the course will go through Cordignano, and we are thinking of having a timed stage there”.
Cison di Valmarino is part of the “Finest Villages of Italy” list and it will be able to welcome the entrants of the 2016 edition of D+ Ultracycling Dolomitica at best. It will also offer an evocative setting to a competition which will fill central Piazza Roma for a whole weekend with its start, finish and side events.
The course of D+ Ultracycling Dolomitica (which also in 2016 will be dedicated to Vito Favero, the heroic Treviso cyclist of the past) will not change. The competition – whose 2015 edition has been won by Omar Di Felice and German athlete Christina Rausch – will unwind along 606 kilometres through Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige, and it will cross six provinces (Treviso, Vicenza, Belluno, Trento, Bolzano and Pordenone) and 76 Municipalities.
Riders will clame the same 16 mountain and Dolomites passes for a total elevation gain of about 16 thousand meters: San Pellegrino, Fedaia, Pordoi, Giau and Staulanza are just a few of the legendary efforts the entrants of D+ Ultracycling Dolomitica will face.
You can apply to enter from 28th November. The long countdown has begun. For further information visit www.ultracyclingdolomitica.com.
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