The Straducale is a competition that is part of the circuit "Prestigio", so it is a very demanding track: 200km of harsh that count climbs 4,600 meters in altitude. Some sections of thisn track have been covered during the centenary of Giro d'Italia. The race takes place in conjunction with the well-known as "Marathon of the Dolomites" just to encourage cyclists to take part in a competition equally difficult, without the need to visit the Dolomites.
From the beautiful Urbino, it goes down in Urbania, where you take the small Fagnacci uphill, downhill and go back to the beginning of the climb of Rocca Leonella.
So far the climbs are considered heating, since the actual hill shortly after arriving. In fact, at the 54th km we find the great climbing Mount Petrano very hard with ten numbered switchbacks. At the altitude of 1,160 meters, the suffering is about to end!
Details climbing Monte Petrano
Total climb 1113 meters in 9.4 km 10.4% average gradient slope up 29.9%.
On the way down to Cagli we then climb up to Monte Catria, a climb heavy, but sweeter and easier than Giro d'Italia during the centenary of the "Tour", passed away recently at Chiaserna.
18km with an average gradient with peaks around 6-8% to 13% even for short tears.
Details climbing Monte Catria
Total climb 1774 meters in 21.4 Km 9.3% average gradient slope up 29.1%
In some places the road is very bumpy, and it's difficult to maintain a steady pace all the way. You will take advantage of the featured pedalable for not to tire your legs.
Towards the end, past the cableway, we reach the last sloping culminating at 1,400 meters above sea level.
We descend again from the side of Chiaserna, then go up the ascent of Palcano, and then finally the last work: Monte Nerone.
The climb is about 13.5km with average slopes of 8% and 14% of peaks that will lead to 1,400 meters high. At the top stands a monument in honor of the centenary of the Giro d'Italia, passing through these roads in 1999. The part is always exposed to strong winds so we need to take cover as soon as possible.
Dettaglio salita Monte Nerone
Dislivello totale 1361 metri in 14 Km pendenza media 9% pendenza max 19,4%
The tour is about to conclude as we passed the three toughest climbs, and now we cycle downhill to make the last climb of Monte Cagnero, and one that will take us from Urbania to Urbino, made the same road at the start, but on the contrary .
Now that we arrived at our destination, we can definitely be proud of our feet, as it is not often we can enjoy charming landscapes along streets that have shaped the history of Italian cycling.
Next event July 1, 2012 for information and registration www.straducale.it