Maratona dles Dolomites 2013

The Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marathon), is an annual single-day road bicycle race covering seven spectacular mountain passes in the Dolomites. Open to amateur cyclists, the Maratona—with 9,000 riders from over 40 nations—is one of the biggest Italian Granfondo bicycle races. National Geographic described it as “one of the biggest, most passionate, and most chaotic bike races on Earth. Last year 29,000 peopoel applied to enter the race, but this has to be restricted to 9,000 for safety reasons.

The Course

Maratona dles Dolomites

Maratona dles Dolomites

Jim before the start of the Maratona

Jim before the start of the Maratona

A mass of riders on the Campolongo Pass

A mass of riders on the Campolongo Pass

Some of the first riders in the event

Some of the first riders in the event

A view of the scenery the ride passes through

A view of the scenery the ride passes through

Jim, taken by Sportograf

Jim, taken by Sportograf

Maratona dles Dolomites

Jim at the finish

Jim at the Finish

Jim at the Finish

Maratona dles Dolomites

Jim with Medal

Jim with Medal

Maratona dles Dolomites

Maratona dles Dolomites

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2 thoughts on “Maratona dles Dolomites 2013

    • yes the roads are beautiful. If you are in Britain you can get an entry via Cycling Weekly magazine. otherwise its a lot more difficult.

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