SÜDTIROL SELLARONDA HERO MTB-MARATHON: ONLY 100 RACING NUMBERS LEFT AND THEN REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE
Selva Val Gardena (BZ), – It seemed an impossible gamble but in the end the Südtirol Sellaronda HERO Mtb-Marathon organizers were right: The objective of 1500 starters has almost been reached. In fact, at the headquarters for the event scheduled for Saturday July 2, there are only 100 racing numbers left and when the maximum limit of 1500 is reached, registration will be closed. «We are extremely satisfied with the results we have obtained up until now» comments Gerhard Vanzi, co-organizer of the Südtirol Sellaronda HERO Mtb-Marathon – «because with less than two months from the competition, registration is almost “sold out”, demonstrating that the HERO has become a favourite race for bikers from Italy and abroad».
In fact, no less than 23 countries are represented in the temporary starting list. «The credit is not just ours – adds Peter Runggaldier – but also goes to the Dolomite scenery our event offers.»
There are two fascinating itineraries of different lengths. The toughest one is the 82 kilometre marathon track, a grueling track with 4200 metres of difference in altitude. The 50 kilometre race is accessible to "almost" everyone with 2600 metres of difference in altitude. «Both tracks share the beauty of the Dolomites – concludes Runggaldier – because they have been chiselled out of the Sella group’s four valleys, such as the Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba, Val di Fassa, and last but not least, Alpe di Siusi».
Just as last year, registered participants in the Südtirol Sellaronda HERO Bike-Marathon will receive a premium racing pack with a Deuter Race X rucksack specifically for mountain bikes, a limited edition HERO racing jersey by Gore Bike Wear and a Guasto bandana.
Finally, the Südtirol Sellaronda HERO Mtb-Marathon 2011 is a valid race for the Triveneto Marathon championship for FCI (Italian Cycling Federation) members.
For information: http://www.sellarondahero.com/
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