A practical guide to preparing for the Hero Südtirol Dolomites, the toughest mountain bike challenge in the world.
In the heart of the Dolomites, the Hero Südtirol Dolomites is run around the Sella massif along four Ladin valleys; a superb setting for a sport event characterised by exceptional performances. June 2017 saw the 8th edition of this spectacular yearly mountain bike marathon created by Peter Runggaldier, a former skier of international fame. After a brief introduction on the history of the Hero Südtirol Dolomites, the manual offers a careful analysis of the race routes, detailing the characteristics of the climbs and descents, and complete with diagrams and maps.
The following section is dedicated to how to prepare physically for the race and a series of useful information: what to bring, where to stay and how to deal with any unforeseen events. There are also insights and precious hints from some of the champions who have already won the event, such as Leonardo Paez, Gunn-Rita Dahle and Elena Gaddoni.