The official opening of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race will take on Saturday, July 18th, the location will be disclosed in September, and riders will be greeted at the Welcome Village by the staff and volunteers for accreditation and to receive their race numbers, timing chip, GPS tracker, the rider guide, the ID bracelets, and of course the race bag.
All riders must report to the accreditation desk, set-up in the venue of stage one, between 16:30 and 19:30 on Saturday, July 18th and between 7:45 and 8:45 on Sunday the 19th.
To complete the accreditation, all participants will need an identity document and a FCI racing license (or the UCI equivalent). If you do not hold a racing license, a medical certificate less than 6-month will allow you to purchase a FCI (Italian Cycling Federation) daily racing license.
Sunday, July 19, Stage One
You must be ready 30 min before the starting time indicated in the rider guide and stated at accreditation. Should there be more than one starting grid, staff members will guide you to the correct one.
By the time you are ready to start, you must have delivered your bike case (if any) and non-race luggage because these will leave for the location of the last stage at once. Everything that you need will have to be in either your Appenninica race bag or day bag and in the large camping gear bag.
Bike wash will be available and once you are done taking care of your MTB you should bring it to the bike park.
The daily program with exact times will be published at a later time on the rider guide.
For the program of July 20-21-22-23-24-25, see the daily schedule.
Saturday, July 25, Stage Seven and Grand Finale
Saturday July the 25th will be Stage 7 and Grand Finale. After the stage riders will be able to shower and wash their bikes.
Race bags pick-up as well as pick up of the bike cases and of any other piece of luggage.
From 18:00 Gran Finale with the Finishers’ dinner and award ceremony.
Transfers to the Bologna “G. Marconi” airport (BLQ) and to the parking of stage 1 according to the schedule that will be announced via newsletter and website.
This page will be constantly updated with more information as they become available.