Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel
The world famous road bike marathon in the Dolomites with start and finish in Alta Badia
The Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel is a road-bike marathon in the Dolomites with start and finish in Alta Badia.
The first Maratona dles Dolomites event took place in 1987. 166 cyclists from Italy, Germany and Austria took part in the race.
The number of participants increased from year to year. In 1990 it was just under 1,000 participants, rising to just over 6,000 in the mid-1990s. Today the number has had to be limited to 9,000 enthusiastic cyclists who get the chance each year to take part in this unique and world famous marathon.
Just how remarkable this success story is can be seen from the fact that from 2014 there are every year over 30,000 applications from would-be participants!
As usual, there is a topic guiding and characterising it. This year the thread will be Humanity. The logo of the 36th edition is a bar code that reads Umanité (Humanity in Ladin), since the risk is that we really are reduced to this. Coded, classified, monitored. Are we now a code or will we become human again? A question that is more urgent than ever and addressed above all to those born and raised before the technological invasion dictated the rhythms of our existence.
This year's event will once again bring together 8,000 cyclists and has over 27,000 applications from all continents.
The stages of the Maratona dles Dolomites cycling marathon
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The Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel: brief historical notes
The first edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites took place in 1987. At the time 166 cyclists from Italy, Germany and Austria participated. The number of participants increased steadily from year to year and in 1990, there were about 1,000 participants. In the mid-1990s more than 6,000 passionate cyclists were admitted to the marathon. In view of the growing number of requests to participate, a pre-registration system with participation draw was introduced in 2005: only 9,000 cyclists can participate in the marathon. In recent years, over 30,000 cyclists from all over the world pre-register each year for the Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel hoping to be drawn.