Sunday, July 6, 2008

Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike

The 14th edition of the Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike Mountain Bike Marathon will take place today in Hochpustertal/Alta Pusteria. The race encloses once again the two classic distances - short with 56,9 km (total climbing: 1.688 m) and long with 119,9 km (total climbing: 3.822 m).
The Alta Pusteria is the home of the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the picturesque Val Fiscalina along with sumless unique bizarrely shaped rocks, deep valleys and wide high plateaus characteristics of the Dolomites. The Alta Pusteria Touristic Association is a cooperation between the communities of Niederdorf/Villabassa, Toblach/Dobbiaco, Prags/Braies, Innichen/San Candido and Sexten/Sesto. Sesto is well known as a summer and skiing resort, surrounded of the "Sundial of Sesto", a mountain range with five peaks called the "Nine o'clock Peak", the "Ten o'clock Peak", the "Eleven o'clock Peak", the "Twelve o'clock Peak" and the "One o'clock Peak". The Alta Pusteria ski resort is part of the Dolomiti Superski ski carousel with a total of 450 cable cars and 1,220 km of slopes.
Yesterday the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships 2008 took place in Villabassa in the heart of the Valley. Inaugurated by the Union Cycliste Internationale in 2003, the world championship event is held annually in single classes for men and women.