Cortina d'Ampezzo WC rr
I still have a WC road race that I'd like to post.
I wanted to have a hard WC and so I choose Cortina d'Ampezzo, la perla delle Dolomiti, the the "Pearl of the Dolomites" to host it. This WC lacks an intorduction, the whole race takes place on the finishing circuit.
Amount of Loops:
Junior Women = 2 loops (80,6km)
U23 Men = 5 loops (201,6km)
Junior Men = 4 loops (177,3km)
Elite Women = 4 loops (177,3km)
Elite Men = 6 loops (242km)
The Elite Men race is a little bit short, but you have around 4680m of altitude gain, that should be a hard race and it's still over 240km long.
Passo tre Croci: 8,1km at 7,1% with a max. gradient of 12%
Misurina: 1,7km at 6,1% with a max. gradient of 10%.
The main climb of the Circuit, Passo tre Croci
, starts right at the beginning of it, about 400m on top of the climb
are false flat, then we have a 4km long easy descent before the climb to Misurina
After 3km of false flat the descent starts, it's not a very hard one and the 2 hairpins at the end of it are very nice to ride.
Right after the descent the riders will ride past the hotel complex in Carbonin
The next 3,5km are at 3,2%, and will bring us to Passo Cimabanche
, a nice place to have a coffee if you're on a training ride.
The next 5km are false flat and we ride past Ospitale d'Ampezzo
before a short descent with a few tricky corners starts, the 2nd part of it is not technical but a highspeed descent.
The final 5,5km of the circuit are just slightly downhill false flat and will bring the riders back to the center of Cortina and the final 250m feature some urban cobbles