Prepare your racing bike and try yourself. Tuesday, August 16th it will be time to try oneself in the Cesana-Sestriere, looking for a new leader, able to beat the time of 29’53”, that Fabio Aru, the champion from “Astana Pro Team”, recorded during his training in 2014.
The race will start from the square in the area of the lifting facilities in Cesana Torinese. The first climbing stretch is followed by an almost flat one crossing Bousson, Rollieres and Sauze di Cesana. Then it starts climbing for real towards Grangesises, till the finish area in the Instructor’s square (before the skiing courses) at 2.035 meters altitude in Sestriere.
ROAD TRAFFIC CLOSED ON ROAD SP 215 – The road SP 215 connecting Sestriere, Grangesises, Sauze di Cesana, Bousson, and Cesana Torinese (lifting facilities area) will be closed to traffic only during the trial. In particular, it will be closed from Sestriere towards Cesana from 9.45 to 12.30 and back from Cesana towards Sestriere from 10.15 to 12.30.
SCHEDULE – 8.00 to 10.00 a.m. bibs delivery and last registrations on site by the Bike Club Sestriere, that organized the event. The first competitor will start at 10.30, followed by the others in order of registration at intervals of 30 seconds, 1 or 2 minutes, depending on the participants. The cycle-touring groups will start at the end of the racing trial.
The prizegiving ceremony will start after 12.30 in the finish area. The first three classified in the men’s and women’s category will be awarded typical product baskets. The event is open to amateurs cyclists members of F.C.I. or sporting promoting institutions acknowledged by CONI; foreign athletes having the national federation membership card acknowledged by UCI. Cycle tourists in groups can participate as well (starting from 16 years of age) . Info and rules are available at: www.sfidaalcampione.it
This year the event has been combined with the time trial at the “Colle delle Finestre” held August 6 in Usseaux. On that occasion, another cycling star, Fabio Felline (Team Trek Segafredo) from Turin, covered the climbing stretch from Usseaux to the “Colle delle Finestre” in 33’27”. The male and female cyclists recording the best time in the two trials will be awarded a basket of typical products.