Friday, November 19, 2010

2011 Maratona dles Dolomites, Passo Giau

Nearly 28,000 cyclists submitted applications for the 2011 Maratona dles Dolomites which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Those that have been selected in the 8,000+ random draw have been notified that they must confirm their entry between December 1st and April 14th.

For those that have not been selected in the draw and still wish to participate there are 170 slots available at an increased price. The difference in the increased price over the standard registration fee (80 euro) will be donated to a charity. Last year the charity registrations were used to support the drilling of water wells in the region of Karamoja, Uganda. This year these registrations will be used toi support 25 micro-projects. These entries can be purchased by credit card exclusively online on on November 24th 2010 starting at 6 p.m. (GMT+1). Don't be late!

The gran fondo course, 138 km in length with 4,190 meters of climbing, features the Passo Giau. Here is a video featuring the Passo Giau, just one of the seven ascents on the gran fondo course:
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