The official opening of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race will take on Saturday, September 11th, in Alto Reno Terme (Porretta), 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 16:00 and 19:00 on Saturday, September 11th.
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 valid medical certificate will allow you to purchase a FCI (Italian Cycling Federation) daily racing license.
Sunday, September 12th, Stage One
Stage 1 is an individual time trial. You must be ready 15 min before the time indicated in the starting list. Also, take some time to read the Rider Guide that you receive at accreditation before the start of the race.
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 September 13 through 18 see the daily schedule.
Saturday, 18th, Stage Seven and Grand Finale
Saturday, September 18th will be Stage 7 and Grand Finale. After the stage riders will be able to shower and wash their bikes (the dormitory is available on this final night).
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.
On Sunday, September 19th 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.