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“Riding Towards the Sky…”

The uphill time trial open to everyone organized to mark the 2nd stage of the Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour, Marilleva/Val di Sole – Passo Pordoi.

Enter the heart of the Tour de Pologne with “Riding towards the sky…” In fact, this is the name given to the uphill time trial open to everyone that will take place on Passo Pordoi in Val di Fassa on Sunday, July 28th. The event has been organized by the Tour de Pologne in honour of the memory of Polish Pope Karol Wojtyla, the much loved and unforgettable John Paul II.

“Karol Wojtyla loved sports and the mountains, especially these very Dolomites, where he came for holidays on several occasions,” explains the General Manager for the Tour de Pologne Czeslaw Lang. “For this reason, to mark the start of the Tour de Pologne from Italy, and in particular from the breathtakingly beautiful mountains of Trentino, we wanted to organize this special event dedicated to all two wheel fans and mountain lovers. The Passo Pordoi is a veritable monument to cycling, which has become a legend in the Giro d’Italia. Some of the most epic pages in cycling history have been written here, and this year it will leave its mark on the 70th edition of Tour de Pologne. For us this is a fantastic achievement, a dream come true.”

The uphill time trial will represent a “deluxe cocktail” for amateurs and cycling tourists, as they await the arrival of the second stage of the Tour de Pologne, the Marilleva/Val di Sole-Passo Pordoi, the major Dolomite stage in the 2013 edition of the Polish race, scheduled for Sunday, July 28th.

For everyone participating in the uphill time trial the meeting place has been set up at the Hotel al Lupo Bianco, a few kilometres above Canazei along the road for Pordoi, where, starting at 8:30 a.m. you can register and pick up your race number and kilometre-counting chip. Registration will also be open on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00.
The start will be “French style” between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. from the intersection with Passo Sella, while the arrival will be located at the summit of Pordoi. The route will cover a total of 6.3 km, for a total overall altitude difference of 420 m with an average gradient of 6.6% and stretches of 10%. These are the numbers featured in the test scheduled on this legendary climb.

All the information on the uphill time trial, as well as the rules and regulations are available on the website www.tourdepologne.pl www.tourdepologne.pl in the section https://tourdepologne.pl/t/cronoscalata,content/ where you can also sign up for the race.

The registration fee is € 15.00 and includes a Tour de Pologne commemorative T-shirt (guaranteed to the first 500 people registered). At the end of the race the overall men’s and women’s rankers will be profiled and there will also be a fun Italy-Poland challenge that will record the total sum of the times for the first 50 Italian contestants and the first 50 Polish contestants.

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