Friday July 2nd, 2021 – Day before the race
RACE PACK WITHDRAWAL: first of all you 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’ll get everything you need for the race: bags, silicon cup, numbers, GPS, timing-chip, buoy with light, gadegt… 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 in Pontedilegno in Transition Zone 2, at the beginning of the run course. Any sample checks can be carried out at any point on the track.
TRANSITION ZONE 1 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, for bike check-in and for leave the bags. T1 transition area is 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. You’ll have to fill these bags with appropriate equipment (more information below), which will be useful for you during the race. You have to deliver to the organization 4 bags (Bag 2, Bag 3, Bag 4 and final bag) within 18.00 pm at the transition area. About bag n. 1 – T1, you have to place it on the dedicated rack in the transition area (if you prefer, you can leave it on Saturday morning, at the bike check before the start).
The organization will provide to the delivering of all bags to different points along the route where you’ll find them.
You’ll find all your bags used and left along the way, at the bike withdrawal, the day after the race, in Ponte di Legno.
How to organize the bags?
Bag 01 – T1 – LIGHT BLUE: this is the only bag NOT to 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.
Bag 02 – Trivigno – RED. You will find this bag in Trivigno (km 97), on the route to passo Mortirolo. We suggest to use this bag for a jacket for Mortirolo descent, food and drinks.
Bag 03 – Gavia – BLUE NAVY. You will find this bag at the top of Passo Gavia (km 140). We suggest you take clothing to cover during the descent, water / drinks / mineral salts / gels and food.
Bag 04 – T2 – GREEN This is the bag for Transition 2 between bike and run. In this bag you have to insert all the equipment for the RUN course (running shoes, running clothes, backpack, etc.). You’ll find this bag at the T2 transition area in Ponte di Legno. Once the bag has been used, you can insert the material that will no longer be necessary after the bike (bike clothing, bike shoes, etc.).
Bag 05 – Finish line – BLACK sticker. This bag must be a personal bag. You can fill with everything you need after arrival (clean and dry clothes for the post race…). It isn’t necessary the final bag is delivered to the organization. It can be managed and brought to the finish line by your companions that will wait for you at the Finish Line. Bags of athletes who won’t climb to Paradiso will be returned on Sunday morning to the bike withdrawal.
OBLIGATORY BRIEFING: at the end of all these operations, it is mandatory for all athletes to take part to 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.
BIB DELIVERY CEREMONY: at around 6:00 pm, to Cinema Sebino, there will be the ceremony for the delivering of the bibs to all participants. The address is Marini square, in the town of Sale Marasino (3 km far from Sulzano)
The day will end around 19:00 to allow you to be free and go to rest.
Saturday July 3rd, 2021 – 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 July 4th, 2021 – 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.