Standard race registration includes the following services for athletes:
Course and tracking
Each stage presents the best that the area offers in terms of routes and views. Various route recons will be carried out by the organization and one last time within 24 hours of each stage. Competitors must have a GPS device and the route track will be made available by the organization.
The Race Village
The Race Village – is in inhabited centers or not far from it and offers hospitality and services to the competitors as well as acting as host to the expo space.
Meals included with the standard race registration are breakfasts and typical dinners of the region (vegetarians options available). Breakfast service is available between 6:30 and 8:00 starting on July 21st (Sunday) to July 27th (Saturday). Dinner is served between 6:30pm and 8pm starting July 20th (Saturday) to July 26th (Friday). Lunch: at the end of the stages there will be a hot dish and several kinds of beverages.
Farewell Finisher Dinner Party
Finisher dinner is included for all competitors (July 27th).
There will be a minimum of three feed zones per stage between food & liquid refreshment and liquid only refreshment. In the food & liquid refreshment feed zones you can find fresh fruit and nuts, bread with sweet and savory toppings, pies, energy bars and gels, isotonic sports drink with salts, water and cola. Sports nutrition and supplements are provided by our partner EthicSport.
In liquid only refreshment feed zone you will find gel, isotonic sports drink with salts, water, cola.
Standard race registration includes 8 nights (from the end of the Prologue to the night after the last stage) in the athletes’ area of the Race Village. Accommodation is provided both in tents or in buildings provided by the host cities (gyms, buildings, etc.). It is possible to stay at the hotel if you opt for the extra package.
There will be a professional timekeeping service by Winning Time, a leading company in the sector.
The bike cleaning with low-pressure hydro-cleaners and products is self-service and made available by our sponsors.
One of the feed zones will have a combined service for emergency mechanical repairs and lubrication made available by our sponsors. Competitors with teams can set up their mechanical assistance point here (and only here).
The bike park is locked and guarded day and night.
Shuttle buses will depart from the Bologna prologue to the location of the start of Stage 1. Departure times will be announced at the prologue.
The registration includes the transportation of your race bag from stage to stage and the bike box from the Prologue to the last host city (end of the race).
After stage stretching sessions led by a certified Yoga instructor.
On top of the race bag, riders can request a DAY bag at registration. It’s a small bag with race number that riders can use to store anything that they need before the start and at the end of the stage (warmer clothes, energy bars, rain gear, anything that is needed immediately after the finish line). The day bag is dropped off before entering the starting grid and it will be available for pick-up right at the finish line.
All competitors receive a welcome race bag and other technical material and merchandise from our sponsors.
Each finisher also receives the Appenninica Finisher t-shirt and the Finisher medal 1st edition Appenninica MTB Stage Race.
RMT (Race Medical Team) will coordinate medical service and rescue with a minimum of one doctor on a motorcycle and two ambulances other than basic medical treatment station at the finish line.
There are also Extra Packages as described in this link.