The race will set off from the Scarpa company in Asolo (190 m) and the athletes will ride their bikes up along the Valle del Piave valley in the direction of Busche. From this small village in the Valbelluna the riders will then climb further towards Cesiomaggiore, noted as the “town of cycling” because every street in the centre is named after a famous cycling champion. Here the last floor of the elementary school building has been turned in to the famous “Museum of the Bicycle” (Museo della Bicicletta). It’s one of the best and most complete cycling temples in Italy, with over 180 bicycles, accessories and memorabilia from national and international cycling scenes. After passing through the Fausto Coppi district, the athletes will cover the entire area of the foothills all the way to the start of the Vallata Agordina. Covering fascinating terrain rich in charm, the caravan will pass through the Valle Imperina, where for centuries during the Republic of Venice local mines supplied all the copper for their arsenal and mint. Then they’ll pass through the centre of Agordo and continue on to Alleghe, the famous tourist resort that lies along its namesake lake at the base of Monte Civetta (3220 m). From here there’s yet more climbing to do until they reach Malga Ciapela (1450 m), where they’ll abandon their bikes and set off in the conquest on the Marmolada.

Technical details of the route

Lenght: 124 km
Altitude difference: 1900 m
Major climbs:
Asolo – Monfumo – Castelcies Δ= 82    Length km. 5,0   average gradient 2,0%  maximum gradient 4 %
Busche – Cesiomaggiore    Δ=276    Length km. 6,2   average gradient  2,3%  maximum gradient 6 %
Avoscan – Masarè di Alleghe Δ=135    Length km. 3,0   average gradient  2,5%  maximum gradient 5%
Caprile – Malga Ciapela   Δ=425    Length km. 8,0   average gradient  2,0%   maximum gradient 8%

 

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