Giro delle Dolomiti 2011 Bolzano, Italia
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
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).
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%).