Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monte Grappa Challenge, July 16th

The 3rd annual Monte Grappa Challenge is scheduled for July 16th. The challenge involves ascending Monte Grappa multiple times using the five possible routes to the summit. It is a non-competitive (not timed) event.

The percorsi (courses) are:
Base: 114.10 km - 3,300 m of ascent
Medium: 168.32 km - 4,935 m of ascent
Strong: 225.29 km - 6,591 m of ascent
Extra Strong: 273.40 km - 8,159 m of ascent

Of the 250+ riders last year 25 finished the Extra Strong course.

Event video (in Italian):

Event website: www.montegrappachallenge.org, there are slots available.

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My Ride of Monte Grappa, Part II
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1 comment:

  1. Here's Jerry of www.cycloclimbing.com at the Mt Grappa Challenge last year: