Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 Südtirol Sellaronda HERO, Last Slot Auction

A boom in registrations for the 3rd edition Südtirol Sellaronda HERO means that registrations are closed and no more race numbers now remain....except for the number 2012 that will be put up for auction beginning today at 1700. Bids may be made through the Facebook pages of the Hero and may be placed up until June 15th. Proceeds of the auction will be given to the Association Assisport Alto Adige, the Association which for 25 years has supported south Tyrol’s young sporting talent.

Race day is Saturday, June 23rd when riders from no fewer than 25 countries will compete. The race keeps its winning formula and of two routes which have already entered mountain bike folklore: the super tough one of 82 kilometers with 4,200 meters of elevation gain and the second ‘easier’ one of 50 kilometers with ‘only’ 2,600 meters of elevation gain. Both start and finish in the center of Selva, which is located at a height of 1,653 meters asl.

Highlights "Südtirol Sellaronda HERO 2011" - official video from sellarondaMTB on Vimeo.

Event website: www.sellarondahero.com

The following day, June 24th, is Sellaronda Bike Day when thousands of cyclists enjoy the closed to traffic Dolomite roads and can ride the four passes (Sella, Gardena, Pordoi and Campolongo) of the the Sella Group:

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