MARATHON LEGEND RUOTE
The event is open to all athletes having licence of F.C.I. (Italian Cycling Federation) or sports promotion organization, both together having medical certificate for the practice of competitive cycling, and also foreign cyclists having valid licence of U.C.I.
The following categories are allowed:
|- Open Man (Elite/Under23)
- Open Woman
- Woman MW1 e MW2
- Master Elite
- Master 1,2,3,4,5,6 e 7/8
According to the new cycling federation legislation, all participants must hold a medical certificate of fitness for cycling; therefore, the participation of cycling amateurs for is not permitted.
For minors (16 to 18 years) will be required specific release signed by the parent.
The race track of Marathon Legend runs along the road of Assietta to over 2,000 meters of altitude in a mountain environment of great beauty, retracing parts of the race track that made famous both the Tour dell'Assietta and Mountain Classic, to give life to a spectacular, panoramic, hard and fun track.
Departure from Sestriere, a place that does not need any introduction, with the "launch ride" that runs along the highest town in Europe and then take the path that climbs up to Monte Alpette (2305 meters). From Monte Alpette we descend to the Chisonetto dam to continue along the Chisone valley through Sestriere Borgata. In a jiffy you reach Pragelato, and then you climb the beautiful Val Troncea (home of the Nordic ski races in Turin 2006 Olympic games) and the the village of Laval following the Mendia path. Go down to Pourrieres (1418 meters) after about 30 km from the start, where you have to turn to Balboutet. Here you start to climb decisively, touching precisely the hamlet of Balboutet (1557 meters) to continue until Pian dell'Alpe location: the dirt road in excellent condition goes up through pastures and coniferous woods reaching the beautiful mountain valley of Pian dell'Alpe, at an altitude of 1821 meters. Continue to Colle delle Finestre, then turn left towards our "GPM" Cima Ciantiplagna (2750 meters) and passing through the Gran Serin fort you enter the Assietta road that allows you to admire the splendid panorama towards the valley bottom arriving in the last section that separates us from the Colle dell’Assietta (2472 meters). The view is austere, to say the least superb, and after a short stretch of hard climb you reach the head of the Assietta at an altitude of mt. 2567. From here begins the fast descent that brings us to Col Lauson (2497 meters) and then Col Blegier (2381 meters) which follows the short climb that leads to Monte Genevris (2533 meters), then the descent on the Costa Piana , following Col Bourget (2299 meters) and, at the end of the Assietta road, you reach Col Basset (2424 meters), the last peak of the route from where you descend towards Sestriere. After about 2.5 km of descent, turn on the path "Gelindo Bordin" (2226 m) to go until near the village of Sestriere, where it descends directly to the arrival of Fraiteve square.
|Time gate:||Pian dell'Alpe at 12,00 am|
The maximum race time is 6.30 hours and the closing of the finish line is expected within 3.30 pm.
|Assistance points:||Pragelato Olympic trampolines|
|Costa Piana (reachable without motorized vehicles)|