2 ROUTES – 3 OR 4 CLIMBS
3 climbs | with 3 check-points (plus start and finish), distance 278 km, 2600m D+
4 climbs | with 4 check-points (plus start and finish), distance 283km, 3200m D+
3 climbs: distance 278km, 2600m D+ after Bientina, choose the route of Vicopisano:
START CESENATICO | MELDOLA | ROCCA DELLE CAMINATE | PREDAPPIO | PREMILCUORE | VALICO TRE FAGGI | BAR CAVALLINO-SAN GODENZO | DICOMANO | RUFINA | PONTASSIEVE | FIRENZE | SIGNA | CARMIGNANO-IL PINONE | VINCI | FUCECCHIO | BIENTINA | VICOPISANO | PISA | MARINA DI PISA | TIRRENIA FINISH
4 climbs: distance 283km, 3200m D+ after Bientina, choose the route of Buti-Colle di Calci:
START CESENATICO | MELDOLA | ROCCA DELLE CAMINATE | PREDAPPIO | PREMILCUORE | VALICO TRE FAGGI | BAR CAVALLINO-SAN GODENZO | DICOMANO | RUFINA | PONTASSIEVE | FIRENZE | SIGNA | CARMIGNANO-IL PINONE | VINCI | FUCECCHIO | BIENTINA | BUTI | COLLE DI CALCI | PISA | MARINA DI PISA | TIRRENIA FINISH
Start check–point in Cesenatico
First climb – starts at km 38, in 6 km it goes up of 305 meters, reaching Rocca delle Caminate.
Second climb at Valico Tre Faggi, starting from Predappio, you reach 930 meters above sea level Cima Coppi of this route, 860 meters of altitude difference, in just under 40 kilometers.
First checkpoint Bar Cavallino – km 94.5 700mslm.
Third climb – starts at 163 km Carmignano-Il Pinone, 380 metres of climbing in about 12 kilometres to reach 420 metres above sea level.
Second check-point Carmignano-Il Pinone – km 175 CLOSING GATE h. 16.00
Fourth climb to Colle di Calci-locality Prato Ceragiola, starts at km 222 (Cascine di Buti), climbs to 620m of Prato Ceragiola, overcoming a difference in altitude of 550m along the SP of Monte Serra,
Third check-point Colle di Calci – km 233 (only route 4 climbs)
By the way, along your ride, between start and finish, you will climb about 100 m more of the principal climbs, some up-and-down will engage your legs (Riserva di Montefalcone, Foreste di Staffoli, Val di Nievole and others…). Stay tuned, stay TRAINED!
Finish check-point in Tirrenia – Bagno Siria: last checkpoint. You are SUNCHASER!
TAKE A LOOK OF TIMING AND AVERAGE SPEED
Track and orange ribbon
Starting from June 2nd each participant will be able to download the .gpx track. The track is a proposal, chosen among our Strade Zitte, to cross the country from one coast to the other. It is not mandatory to follow it 100%. But don’t forget to check at the checkpoints to certify your passage.
There is no race, so there is no race number. The given numbers are used exclusively for the identification of luggage and recognition for the photo shoot offered in the pack.
There is no classification, only an alphabetical list of finishers. No medal, but the great personal satisfaction of having managed to cross Italy from coast to coast in just one day. There is the SunChaser’s Diploma (downloadable from the web), Cinelli Finisher Capi, the Sunset Dinner, the souvenir photos, the swim at the arrival. And you will enrich your palmarès with a feat that will remain impressed in your memory.
The most trained and fast are invited to adjust the pace in order to enjoy the route, the landscape, and the stops at checkpoints. And help everyone complete the route from sunrise to sunset. Behavior on the road and with other cyclists will determine how successful the ride is.
Along the way, you will detect the other Chasers from the “sunshine ray” (orange ribbon) that you will find in the rider kit. Tie it tight under your saddle.
To take part to the event you have to bring lights (front and rear) and a battery pack to charge your devices.
CLOSING GATE TO THE PINONE H. 16.00 (4:00 pm)
At checkpoint Carmignano/Ristorante Pinone – there is the closing gate. Whoever leaves this checkpoint after 4 p.m. must continue along the 3 Climbs/Vicopisano track, thus avoiding the last climb to Colle di Calci. The variant passes from Cascine di Buti (about 2 km after Bientina) towards Vicopisano, along the small road that follows the Fosso della Serezza. Then San Giovanni alla Vela, Lugnano, Uliveto Terme, Caprona, Campi. In Mezzana we rejoin the track that comes from Calci.
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