On July 10, 2005, the 11th edition of the South Tyrolean mountain bike marathon classic Dolomiti Superbike takes place. The star of the event is the Dutch Olympic champion Bart Brentjens, who won his gold medal in Atlanta 1996. Participants can again choose between three tracks (28, 59 and 111 km). Not only the length of the tracks but also the difference in height makes the challenge interesting for beginners as well as for more experienced mountain bikers: 3000m for the 'long distance', 1500m for the 'middle distance' and 800m for the 'short distance' have been announced. A maximum of 3200 mountain bikers are admitted to the 11th Dolomiti Superbike, the deadline for registration being June 30.
The organisers have divided the starters into four blocks this year. Each one is marked with a colour, red, blue, green and yellow, and numbers 800 participants. The first red block will see the elite and U23, and the best riders of the last three editions on the long and middle distance, tandems, and all athletes participating in the series Eurobike Extreme, MTB Challenge and Prestigio. All other bikers start first in the blue, then in the green and finally in the yellow block according to their date of registration. The individual blocks start at a distance of ten minutes.
For further information, go to www.dolomitisuperbike.com