Giro delle Dolomiti 2011 Bolzano, Italia
Frode Svartdal


Giro delle Dolomiti 2011. Turen gikk sammen med en gruppe hovedsakelig fra Rogalandsområdet, med Arild Toft som initiativtager. Laget - Squadra Norvegia - har egen drakt og egen hjemmeside, se Girodolomiti.no. I år var det ca. 30+ deltakere på det norske laget (totalt antall deltakere var ca 700).



Sunday 31. July Time stretch from Kaltern to the Mendelpass. 932 m elevation over ca. 15 km. Beautiful weather! Total cycling distance: 120 km.



Monday 1. August. Time stretch from Stenk to Passo Pampeago. Steep climb (average 10.1%) over 10 km.


Tuesday 2. August. Two time stretches today, and both were steep at times (up to 20%). The first (marked in green) was up to Passo Nigra, the second from Pozzo di Fassa up Val S. Nicolo.


Terje taking a short rest after the first time stretch


Rest after the second time stretch in beautiful Val S. Nicolo


Thursday 4. august. The famous Sella-ronde. 170 km and four tops (three of them > 2000 m above sea level). Time Stretch from Arabba to Passo Pordoi (9.3 km, 637 m climb).


Short rest in Selva val Gardena


Approacing Passo di Gardena


Final climb up to Passo di Sella


Passo di Sella


Svein Bjarte & Svein having coffee in Selva


Friday 6. August. Monster climb: Prad up to Passo delio Stelvio, 24.8 km and 1851 m climb. Return via Switzerland (Val Mustair).


Before starting the Stelvio climb


Near the top of the Stelvio climb


Descent from Stelvio through Val Mustair

Saturday 7. August. Short (3.6 km) but extremely steep climb (up to 16%).