CYCLISTS GET INTO GEAR WITH MARLENE® APPLES
On 5 July Alta Badia sees the return of the Dolomites Marathon.
On Sunday 5 July the spectacular scenery of the Dolomites mountain range will again provide the backdrop to one of Italy’s most famous cycling events: the Maratona dles Dolomites.
Along the route, which will start from La Villa in Alta Badia and wind its way through one of the most stunning mountain ranges in the Italian Alps – recently proclaimed a World Heritage site – will be thousands of apples which Marlene®, the event sponsor, will distribute to the competing athletes.
Tasty and refreshing, they will provide welcome relief and an energy boost to the more than 8000 riders battling it out on the slopes of the seven passes covered by the route - Pordoi, Sella, Campolongo, Falzarego, Gardena, Valparola and Giau.
And this year a number of professional sportsmen and women will be hitting the saddle to test themselves against the arduous climbs and rapid descents of the South Tyrolean road race. Competing alongside Olympic marathon champion Stefano Baldini will be alpine skiiers Manuela and Manfred Moelgg and “King of the Rings”, retired Italian gymnast Yuri Chechi.