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 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%).