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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dolomites Skyrace

Canazei, JULY 29, 2007

Dolomites Skyrace is one of the most important high mountain races. It celebrates its 10th year and is one of the prestigious 2007 World Championship races. The course passes through paths, mule tracks, screes and snowfields, at the feet of the most impressive Dolomite peaks.The race starts in Canazei (m. 1.450); competitors then go up to Passo Pordoi (m. 2.239), the world renowned mountain pass that is the destination for thousands of mountain lovers from all over the world that reach it thanks to the "Strada delle Dolomiti" (the Road of the Dolomites) and that has been the arrival of many epic stages of the Italian Cycling Tour over the years.
From Passo Pordoi, competitors climb up to the col of Sass Pordoi (m. 2.829), and finally reach the highest peak of the Sella Massif, i.e. Piz Boè (m. 3.152).

From there, competitors begin to go down and after passing near to the alpine lodge Rifugio Boè they run along the magnificent Val Lasties to reach Canazei again.

The course has a vertical drop of 1.750 metres and is 22 km long.

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