Saturday 15th September 2012 - Brenzone sul Garda (Vr)
Registration office from 2.00 pm in Castelletto - piazza Mantovani
Castelletto di Brenzone at 4.00 pm
Loc. Punta Veleno - Prada Alta
LENGHT 8 km
In the '70s Vincenzo Torriani, the chief of the Giro d'Italia, refused this uphill beacause he found it too harduous, naming it “Punta Veleno” (Poison Peak). But on 19th April 2012 Punta Veleno got successfully into the professional circuit as 3rd stage of the Giro del Trentino.A pure climber like Domenico Pozzovivo has left behind all the cyclists, being the first to reach the top of Punta Veleno. Riders like Basso, Cunego, Kreuziger, Di Luca, Pozzovivo, Scarponi, Rujano, Rolland and Gadret have defined Punta Veleno as "extremely hard", "poisonous", "the hardest climb ever faced", putting it at the same level as Zoncolan (and for some cyclists is even worse). With the Extreme Race Punta Veleno even amateurs can test themselves in a competition on this uphill.
• Technical specifications: from Castello (140 m asl) to Punta Veleno (m 1156), 8 km lenght, average gradient of 12.7% with a central stretch of 4 km to 16.5% and some spots over 20%. Total climb 1016 m, completely asphalted. • Registration: The registration fee is 20€ till the 12th September, then 25€. Payment shall be made by bank tranfer on one of the following account of Associazione Pro Loco Per Brenzone:Cassa Rurale Alto Garda IBAN: IT 35 S 08016 59 300 000 020 080 258
Banco Popolare IBAN: IT 05 B 05034 59 300 000 000 001 079.
Refreshments offered at Hotel Edelweiss in Prada. Technical jersey Veleno/Gist in the race pack.
• Prizes: first 3 of each class. Drawing of 2 holiday accommodation among all starters. Allowed Categories: Cadet, Junior, Senior, Gentleman, Supergentleman, Veteran and Women. Cup for the overall winner.All the cyclists who are 18 years old can attend the race, after having signed the discharge of responsibility form downloadable from www.extremeracepuntaveleno.com.
• Services / Refreshments: Showers at Hotel Edelweiss, water along the uphill + final refreshment, bags transport on arrival, ambulance, health service.
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