Monday, March 9, 2015
Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps 2015
Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps 2015, Geneva, Switzerland to Venice, Italy. 31st August to 6th September (seven con secutive stages), 893 Km, 23,500 meters of elevation gain.
A largely changed route, with more than 50% of the course new compared to last year, featuring 12 breathtaking new ascents and a record amount of climbing in the second edition of the Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps in 2015 (August 31st to September 6th). This new course will offer the toughest ever Haute Route course and includes the giants of the region new to the event, such as, the Passo del Bernina, Passo Sella and Forcola di Livigno on the west-to-east course — a first for the event.
The 893km course covers a staggering 23,500 vertical meters of climbing between Geneva, Switzerland and the finish in Venice, Italy. While the event is set to live up to its billing as the world’s highest and toughest cyclosportive, riders can still rely on the trademark combination of professional-level rider support and unrivaled post-ride facilities after the organizers have announced the inclusion of tried and tested host venues from last year’s inaugural event.
Stage by stage:
Event Village: Sunday 30th August: Geneva
Stage 1: Monday 31st August: Geneva — Crans-Montana (176km, 4500m +)
Stage 2: Tuesday 1st September: Crans-Montana — Andermatt (144km, 3750m +)
Stage 3: Wednesday 2nd September: Saint Moritz — Passo del Bernina ITT (14km, 700m+)
Stage 4: Thursday 3rd September: Saint Moritz — Bormio (96km, 3560km +)
Stage 5: Friday 4th September: Bormio — Merano (148km, 4000m +)
Stage 6: Saturday 5th September: Merano — Cortina d’Ampezzo 140km, 4320m +)
Stage 7: Sunday 6th September: Cortina d’Ampezzo — Venice (174km, 2580m +)
More details at: http://www.hauteroute.org/events/stages/dolomites-2015
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