Dolomites 2017: Overview
2ND TO 8TH SEPTEMBER 2017
From Innsbruck to Venice
Seven consecutive stages from Saturday 2nd September to Friday 8th September
Start Village opens on Friday 1st September
Closest airports: Innsbruck (Munich), Venice
The 2017 Haute Route Dolomites features a brand new course, simpler logistics than in previous years and some of the cycling world’s most famous climbs, event organiser and creator OC Sport revealed today.
The fourth edition of the Haute Route Dolomites starts for the first time from Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol, and then makes its way to Venice by way of a spectacular and challenging course that covers 812 kilometres of road, and with 20,000 metres of vertical ascent.
The key climbs include the majestic Timmelsjoch and the Monte Giovo, an Individual Time Trial up the Passo delle Erbe, the Passo San Pellegrino and two ascents of the mighty Passo Fedaia.
Another bonus is that the new route offers three two-night stays for riders, reducing the logistical challenge of the week dramatically.
Benjamin Chandelier, the Haute Route Dolomites Event Director, says that this edition looks set to be an absolute classic that will challenge riders of all abilities.
“We are super-excited to be starting from Innsbruck and for the first time in the history of the Haute Route Dolomites to have devised a course that travels directly to Venice without transfers,” he said.
“The double-night stays are going to make everything very easy off the bike, meaning riders can enjoy their time on the bike even more. It’s a new beginning for this great event and one not to miss,” Chandelier added.How to enter
Stage 1: Innsbruck - Innsbruck (113km / 2900M+)
Mösern Pass 1252m / Kühtai Sattel 2017m
Stage 2: Innsbruck - Valle Isarco (176km/4200M+)
Timmelsjoch 2474m / Passo Monte Giovo 2099m
Stage 3: Valle Isarco - Brixen (107km/3000M+)
Passo Pennes 2215m / Renon Plateau 1383m
Stage 4: TT Brixen - Plancios (17km, 1100M+)
Col: Passo delle Erbe 1670m
Stage 5: Brixen - Canazei (120km, 3900M+)
Cols: Passo delle Erbe 1987m / Passo Valparola 2198m / Passo Pordoi 2239m
Stage 6: Canazei - Canazei (103km, 3000M+)
Cols: Passo San Pellegrino 1918m / Colle Santa Lucia 1485m / Passo Fedaia 2057m
Stage 7: Canazei - Venice (181km, 2600M+)
Cols: Passo Fedaia 2057m / Forcella Franche 992m / Passo San Boldo 706m
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