Italian Marzio Deho won the 11th Dolomiti Superbike. The 37-year-old marathon specialist beat former Olympic champion Bart Brentjens (Netherlands) by two minutes and eleven seconds on a course that ran 111 kilometers, featured more than 9,000 feet of climbing and wove through the towns of Hochpustertal, Niederdorf, Toblach, Sexten, Innichen and Prags.
Deho knew that Brentjens would be his strongest rival. "But I always believed in victory," he said. "At the first Mountain Prize, I was 15 seconds behind. The difference grew to more than one minute because of a crash. After the second Mountain Prize I had a flat. At that moment I was behind over two minutes. I was able to catch Bart on the uphill to the Plätzwiese, the highest point of the event.
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