6:45 – 8:30
  • Breakfast at the restaurant of the race village. Time changes depending on the stage.
8:00 – 8:45
  • Race bags are handed over to the assigned personnel in the designated area of the race village (near the dorms).
  • Retrieve your mountain bike from the bike park. Note- only participants with matching race number on the bike can pick up the bike. In special cases, the race office can issue a proxy.
8:30 on
  • Entrance in the starting grid. Note: there will be a minimum of one starting grids and up to a maximum of four according to the general classification.
  • Stage briefing. Note: The complete stage briefing is done the night before at the restaurant of the race village. All competitors are required to participate. The cut-off time for the race is communicated in the morning after evaluating weather conditions and any changes to the route.


(later on some stages)

  • First grid participants start and others follow, except if change was made in an announcement, depending on the length of the stage. Note: the official timing begins at the start of the competitor assigned grid.
13:00 – 14:00
  • Arrival of the first competitors.
13:00 onward
  • The Race Village is ready to welcome participants with food, electrolytes, race bags ready to be picked up and “relax” area. In some stages, there will also be an Expo area with events, music and entertainment. Note: if you purchased the Premium package with hotel, you will be accompanied to the hotel (make sure you pick up your race bag first).
  • Participants find their place for the night in the dorm.
  • The bike washing area is open and indicated by appropriate signs.
  • The guarded bike park is open until 21:30 and guarded by personnel throughout the night. The bike can be picked up and returned after maintenance.
  • The unofficial result is posted at the race office and at the restaurant of the race village.
16:00 – 17:00
  • Arrival of the last competitors.
18:30 – 20:00
  • Dinner offered by the Host Towns (including water). Alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately.
  • Welcome by the authorities of the Host Towns.
  • Awards and classifications with leader jerseys.
  • Complete stage briefing (in Italian and English) followed by the daily highlights slide show and stage video.
  • Closure of the bike park.
  • From this time on, all participants are required to keep quiet inside the athlete area.

Climbing to the ridge Appenninica MTB