CUT OFF TIMES
Bike lap 1 > 3.00 pm
Bike end (T2 entry) > 5.30 pm
T2 exit (excluding any stop at penalty box) > 6.00 pm
Bike is on the entire west-ring road of Elba Island to be done clockwise and need to be completed 2 times. Start is in Marina di Campo and direction towards Cavoli, Fetovaia, etc.
In Pomonte you find first aid station (*) and an rolling road arrives until Chiessi where a long uphill begins for reaching Marciana, the highest point of the course at 350m on the sea level.
Just after Marciana town center there is a 300m steep downhill and, at the end, you need to keep the right and the road becomes flat for 1km and you find the second aid station (*) just before the small village of Poggio. After it a 6km technical downhill takes you back to sea level in Marciana Marina. Please take care while descending ! After Marciana Marina a 6km quite flat part takes you to Procchio where you need to turn right towards Marina di Campo for last 4km of the course. Just after Procchio the last short (700m) uphill at 5% average.
(*) Aid station details can be found in "FOOD AND BEVERAGE" page
First part of the course through the coast passing Pomonte, Fetovaia, Pomonte is a rolling section with continuous up and down scenic road on the seaside.
The main climb starts in Chiessi and its firs part (2.5km) is the most difficult until a place called "Punta nera" where the scenic view of the sea is incredible. Second part is much easier with also some flat sections.
Downhill from Poggio to Marciana Marina is very technical with a lot of u-turns, please be extremely careful !
Wind is esily present in Elba, as of in any isldan, and the most probable in the race period is from south (called Scirocco). This wind can be an help on the most of the course until top of Marciana, but is on the face in the last 4km of the lap from Procchio to Marina di Campo.
Suggested gears : 53/39 x 13/26-28 or compact 50/34 x 11/25.
It's preferable to use road bike and not extremely aggressive TT bikes.
Disk wheel are allowed, but take care if wind is present.