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Photogallery DSbike 2005Alta Pusteria in South Tyrol organizes a UCI Marathon World Cup. The MTB classic „Dolomiti Superbike“ is a World Cup race for the first time in its history. Due to the main sponsor the event will be named „Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike“. Villabassa/Niederdorf will see the third of four scheduled marathon races.

For the marathon world cup a new course is planned. The start will no longer be clockwise, but in the opposite direction. The first long climb will be the one to Prato Piazza (which used to be the last one). The start will be moved from the main square in Villabassa to the main road next to it. There is more room for the start blocks.

The course was measured anew with GPS satellite technique. The profile was elaborated graphically and is much more detailed. The marathon course of the „Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike“ has now a length of exactly 119,9 KM and has a difference in hight of 3.822 m! This is 822 m more than in the past years. The medium course has a length of 56,8 KM with a difference in hight of 1,688 Meter (+188 compared with 2005).

The short course of 28 KM and 800 m of difference in hight will no longer be run. Three mountain grand prix and a „Marlene“-intermediate sprint in Dobbiaco/Toblach are planned

The novelties are a climb to the Prati Croda Rossa in Sesto/Sexten and the downhill from the Passo Monte Croce/Kreuzbergpass.

At the end of Januray already 300 participants had registered. The MTB marathon with most participants in Italy expects around 3,000 athletes. In July 2008 Dolomiti Superbike will organize the Marathon World Championships in Alta Pusteria. The organizers won the bid at the end of January in the Netherlands.

The UCI World Cup schedules the following marathons:

Naoussa (Greece) 6-7.5.2005

Mont St.Anne (Canada) 17-18.6.2005

Villabassa/Niederdorf (South Tyrol/Italy) 8-9.7.2005

Val Thorens (France) 29-30.07.2005


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