Starting on November 1st and for 48h only, all riders holding a Promo Code will be able to enter the first edition of Appenninica MTB, the Stage Race for teams of two that will take the riders on a 7-stage route throughout one of the most beautiful regions in Italy, along a highly suggestive – and yet unknown – ridge route.

On Thursday November 1st, it will be time to enter Appenninica MTB, the first Italian stage race that – between July 20/27 2019 – will cross our ‘Bel Paese’ from West to East along the Apennines ridge, throughout the Emilia-Romagna region.

All riders holding a Promotional Code will have 48 hours to complete the registration for the event and enjoy a price reduction on the entry fee.

At the end of this time window, i.e. at 00:00 on the 3rd of November, all promotional codes will expire and the registration will go live for everyone – up to 150 teams, the maximum number of entries.

Available categories will be: Men, Women, Mixed, Masters 80 (sum of teammates’ ages at least equal to 80, as per the day of the Prologue), Grand Masters 100 (sum of teammates’ ages at least equal to 100, as per the day of the Prologue) and the unique Heritage Teams (teams made of a parent and a child).

While entering the event, one of the teammates must finalize the registration, paying 50% of the total fee. The second teammate has to be appointed anytime before the start of May, 2019.

Appenninica will also devote a special ranking to all teams of women, together with a very friendly entry fee. As a matter of fact, one of the organizers’ objectives is to make Appenninica MTB a point of reference for all women riding bikes. The ‘W Special’ concessions, unlike the Promo Code, do not expire and are valid until the maximum number of entries is reached.

Appenninica is a MTB stage race for teams of two, connecting six amazing locations over 7 stages (plus a Prologue): Berceto, Castelnovo ne Monti, Monte Cimone, Porretta Terme, Castel del Rio and Bagno di Romagna, for a total distance of approximately 500 km, with over 20,000 m of climbing.

The topography of the Apennines in this region is very diverse, with a succession of valleys and mountains that rise more than 2,000 metres above sea level. The race course reflects this variety, while maintaining an overall good flow.

Some interesting facts regarding the stages: stage number six – the Queen Stage – is the long and tough stage ‘par excellence’. Above all, it will certainly be decisive for the ranking of the race. In addition, two of the remaining stages will feature a loop course; stage number four will be a time trial and stage number seven is nicknamed ‘the techy one’, which says a lot about its nature.

Very rarely I had to put a foot down or walk and hike-a-bike. There are tough climbs, quite technical too, but they are never impossible. Descents are often over singletrack and they are always good funAndrea Sabbadin of PianetaMTB states.

Like all mountains, Apennines will be hard to conquer, but – here in particular – the changes of pace and terrain will play a key role.

In most part, the race course follows the cycling route known as Alta Via dei Parchi, but we are slowly modifying it to make the race tough – just enough – and spectacularBeppe Salerno of Appenninica tells us.

Participating in Appenninica MTB means experiencing, and sharing, an extraordinary adventure throughout the Apennines of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, an area still unknown to the international MTB community and a place steeped in history, culture and gastronomic traditions.

Keep up to date on all latest news regarding Appenninica and find out – in a few days – some route previews on Facebook Appenninica MTB.

Becking and Piana conquer Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023

The Dutch rider of Buff-Megamo is the first male athlete to win two editions of Appenninica MTB Stage Race. Becking sealed the overall win by raising arms again in the last stage, followed by Tiago Ferreira and Tim Smeenge, who join him on the podium in second and third position respectively. Debora Piana takes the women’s GC, while Ilina triumphs again in Vidiciatico. “We are really proud of the athletes’ feedback” said the organizers

Happy day for DMT Racing Team in Vidiciatico. Becking and Piana keep the lead

Tiago Ferreira went all-in in the penultimate stage of Appenninica MTB Stage Race from Fanano to Vidiciatico, trying to pursue the leader’s jersey, but Becking kept everything under control. Same plot in the women’s category, with Russian Kristina Ilina taking her second win and Piana in control

Appenninica’s colour is Orange: Smeenge and Becking the stars of stage 4

The Dutch MTB Marathon National champion raises hands in Fanano, while Becking increases his gap in the GC on Tiago Ferreira. Debora Piana keeps dominating and makes it three in a row. Tomorrow, September 8th, the penultimate stage of Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023 runs from Fanano to Lizzano in Belvedere

Becking and Piana strenghten their lead in Fiumalbo

The two leaders got the second win at Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023. The Dutch rider of Buff-Megamo Team sprinted over Tiago Ferreira, while things are getting spicy for the bronze medal, with four riders fighting for the third position. In the women’s field, the Italian of Team Cingolani-Specialized secured the leader jersey with another success in Fiumalbo over Ilina. Tomorrow, September 7th, the peloton heads to Fanano

Ferreira and Piana tame the Mountain Queen Stage

The Portuguese athlete of DMT Racing Team answered back to Becking’s success in the opening stage, while Tronconi and Smeenge remain in contention behind them. Debora Piana took the win and the lead in the women’s category. Tomorrow, September 6th, marks the first-ever border crossing from Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany for the race, with the stage starting and finishing again in Fiumalbo

Becking and Ilina secure victory in the opening act of Appenninica 2023

The Dutch rider from Team Buff-Megamo the Russian of DMT Racing Team have made an impact on the inaugural stage of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race. Completing the men’s podium were Tiago Ferreira and Martino Tronconi, while Debora Piana and Nina Brenn claimed spots on the women’s top-3. Tomorrow, September 5th, comes the anticipated Queen Stage

Castelnovo ne’ Monti and the Bismantova Rock welcome back the Appenninica show

The program of the MTB stage race (4-9 September) was anticipated by the “Appenninica lovers” Granfondo. Starting from tomorrow, the main event will kick off with Hans Becking and Tiago Ferreira leading the title race, while Naima Diesner emerges as the top contender in the Women’s field

With 150 riders from all continents, the Appenninica challenge goes global

Approaching its fifth edition (September 4-9, 2023), Appenninica MTB Stage Race – the mountain bike stage race in the Emilia-Romagna Apennines, Italy – is set to showcase 150 athletes hailing from 24 Nations, marking a sold-out status. This year, the event introduces an innovative initiative: Appenninica Teen Camp

Miguel Martinez leads the charge of “The Appenninici”

Cross-country gold medalist from the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Miguel Martinez, is set to kick off the 2023 Appenninica MTB Stage Race (September 4-9, 2023). A multitude of riders will converge for this stage race in the Emilia-Romagna Apennines, seeking a distinctive adventure filled with a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes.

Riders bulletin n.6/2023

Riders bulletin n.6 August 29, 2023   This is the sixth rider bulletin. These bulletins will provide useful information, news, and mandatory action reminders. Race time is Sunday!   The starting list is on the website. Click here. The event is sold out....

The Appenninica MTB Stage Race partners’ squad keeps growing stronger

In its fifth edition, scheduled from September 4th to 9th, the race has further stocked its partners’ panel: a testament to the event’s rise towards international prominence, while keeping deep roots in its territory

Debora Piana and Kristina Ilina challenge Naima Diesner for Appenninica throne

The German, winner of the last two editions, will be the athlete to beat at the 2023 Appenninica MTB Stage Race (Sept. 4-9), but the Italian rider and the Russian national champion will be upfront to try to spoil her plans