Friday 5 July 2019 – Day before the race
RACE PACK WITHDRAWAL: first you will have to go to Sulzano at the registration office for the delivery of the race pack. The race office will open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the city hall of Sulzano, via Cesare Battisti, 91. You will receive everything you need for the race (bags, silicon cup, numbers, GPS, timing-chip, etc.) except for the bib, which will be officially handed over to you later, during the ceremony.
MANDATORY EQUIPEMENT CHECK : on Friday, when the race package is collected, we will check the backpacks you will use in the run course will be checked with all the MANDATORY equipment (see the dedicated section). A further equipement check will take place at the Passo Tonale checkpoint. Any sample checks can be carried out at any point on the track.
TRANSITION AREA CHECK-IN: once you have picked up the race pack you will have to go to the T1 transition area of Sulzano, next to the city hall in square 28 Maggio, to leave your bike and the bags. T1 transition area will be open from 2:00 pm to 16:30 pm.
BAG DELIVERY: with the race pack you will receive 4 different bags and a sticker for your persona final bag. It will be your responsibility to fill these bags with appropriate equipement (more information below), which will be useful for you during the race. You have to deliver to the organization 4 bags (number 2, number 3, number 4 e final bag) within 18.00 pm at the transition zone. About bag n. 1 – T1, you have to place it on the dedicated rack in the transition area (if you prefer, you can do that on Saturday morning before departure too).
The organization will provide to the delivering of all bags to different points along the route where you’ll find them.
The bags used and left along the way you will find them all at the bike retreat, the day after the race, in Ponte di Legno.
How to organize the bags?
01 – T1 – LIGHT BLUE: this is the only bag to NOT deliver to the organization. You have to use this bag for the swim-bike transition. You’ll leave that bag at the racks in transition zone with clothing for the bike section (on Friday evening or Saturday morning, as you prefer). At the end of the swimming you will take inside the bag your wetsuit, your swim glasses and all your swimming material. You will collect this bag along with the bike in Ponte di Legno, the day after the race.
02 – Trivigno – RED you will find this bag at the Aprica. In this bag it is recommended to insert a jacket, food and drinks.
03 – Gavia – BLUE NAVY will find this bag at the Gavia. We suggest you take heavy clothing to cover during the descent, water / drinks / mineral salts / gels and food.
04 – T2 – GREEN in this bag you will insert the equipement for the race course (shoes, running clothes, backpack, etc.). You will find this bag located at the T2 exchange area in Ponte di Legno. Once the bag has been used, you can insert the material that will no longer be necessary after the cycling fraction (bike clothing, bike shoes, etc.).
05 – Finish line – BLACK sticker. This bag must a personal bag. You can fill with everything you need after arrival (clean and dry clothes for the post race…). Is not necessary the final bag is delivered to the organization. It can be managed and brought to the finish by your companions who will come wait for you at the Finish Line. Bags of retired athletes who won’t climb to Paradiso will be returned on Sunday morning to the bike retreat.
OBLIGATORY BRIEFING: once the operations described above are completed, it is mandatory for all athletes to take part in the briefing. The briefing will start at 5.00 pm (in Italian) and at 18.30 pm (in English) in the Sebino Cinema, in Sale Marasino, Marini square.
CEREMONY PECTORAL DELIVERY: at around 5:00 pm, will be held the ceremony of delivery of the bibs to all participants
The day will end around 19:00 to allow you to be free and go to rest.
Saturday 6 July 2019 – Race day
TRANSITION AREA T1: you will be able to enter the T1 change zone at Sulzano from 2.15 am to 3:15 am.
BOARDING DEPARTURE: at 3:20 you will have to embark on the boat, a few meters from transition area, that will transport you to the starting point of the swimming course.
START: 4:00 am with the swimming course.
For the BIKE fraction the following refreshment points are provided:
- BRENO (43 km)
- TRIVIGNO (97 km)
- PONTEDILEGNO (140 km)
- PONTEDILEGNO (T2)
At these aid stations you will find fruit, salts, water, coke, food.
For the RUN fraction the following refreshment points are provided:
- VILLADALEGNO (km 8)
- VALBIONE (km 17)
- PONTEDILEGNO (km 21)
- località TONALINA (km 25)
- TONALE (km 31)
At these aid stations you will find fruit, salts, water, coke, cake. In Pontedilegno e Tonale salad food too.
AFTER THE ARRIVAL: after arriving at Passo Paradiso, you can get off at the Tonale Pass with the cambleway. From here it is not expected a transport for athletes to Ponte di Legno, so we advise you to organize a descent independently by agreeing with other athletes / supporters who can give you a ride.
Sunday 7 July 2019 – Day after the race
MATERIAL WITHDRAWAL: starting from 9.30 am you can pick up the bike and all your race bags in Ponte di Legno at the Middle Schools, at the intersection between via Nino Brixio and via Gennaro Sora.
AWARDS: at 12.00 the prizes will be held in Ponte di Legno, in the square. Following event closing lunch.