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- Elbaman individual: 2h 15′
- Elbaman relay team: 2h 05′
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Bike Laps 1+2 > 3.00 pm
Bike end (T2 entry) > 5.30 pm
T2 exit (An additional time allowance will be made if any penalties need to be taken at the penalty box) > 6.00 pm
Bike is on a 60km clockwise course on the west part of the Island that need to be completed 3 times. Start is in Marina di Campo and 3.5km out of the town there is a big intersection and you need to turn right direction S.Ilario. There are roughly 5km to this small village, 3.5km done on an easy and scenic climb (4% average slope). In S.Ilario you can find first aid station before going back to the same road descending to the previous intersection. Hereyou need to turn right towards Fetovaia, Cavoli, etc.
In Pomonte you find second aid station and an rolling road arrives until Chiessi (27th km about) 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. At the end of it you need to keep the left, here it begins a 6km technical downhill that 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 is located the third Aid-station. In Procchio you need to turn right towards Marina di Campo for last 4km of the course.
First climb to S.Ilario needs to be done carefully because the same section is also done while descending back.
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 Marciana to Marciana Marina is very technical with a lot of u-turns, please be extremely careful ! Wind is easily present in Elba, as of in any island, 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.
You enter the first lap of run course about 100m out of T2. Run course is divided into 6 laps of 7km each for a total of 42.2km.
You can find 1 aid-station at the u-turn called “Piastraia”, another at u-turn “Viale Etruschi” and another aid station in the midway used in both direction (check the map). You can consider to have a total of 4 station for each lap (24 total).
When you have finished last lap you enter the final corridor tha takes you to finish line in front of townhall.
Toilets are located at u-turns and on the seaside.
The course is almost flat, except for a light slope when passing in the center of the town and about 500m before the second u-turn where there is a very short (10m) uphill.
The whole course is on asphalt, except of 200m paved in the center of Marina di Campo.
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