Courses of Challenge Riccione


The 2020 edition of the event foresees a single lap of 1900m in L-form. Athletes must keep the first buoy to the left and the others to the right. The second buoy after 600 meters of a parallel tract to the beach, the third buoy will take the athletes to the sea off after only 100 meters, the fourth and the last buoy, a long side parallel to the beach of 700 meters and then 300 meters at the exit from water to Bagni 49 of the Terme di Riccione.


The 90km bike course follows the seaside of Riccione, both for its start and reentry, completing a stretch of 10km that will lead athletes to the start of the Circuit. Athletes must complete the circuit twice before returning to T2. The Circuit will be one lap of 36 km and mostly follow the course of the Time Trial Stage of the Giro d’Italia 2019 which goes from Riccione to San Marino.
From Riccione athletes will head towards Rimini through San Salvatore to then enter the Municipality of Coriano passing through Ospedaletto. At that point athletes will follow the valley of the Marano river which will lead them to the ancient Land of Liberty. Here is the entrance to San Marino with a climb to the historic center of the Castle of Faetano and the climb of the Artisan Area. This will be the halfway point and athletes will then go back to the Valley of Marano towards the short steep hills of Pedrolara with its 200m at 13% gradient. From there athletes will reenter Rimini to start the second lap. At the end of the second lap athletes will head back along the coastline of Riccione near the Terme di Riccione. 


4 laps of 5km. The first stretch along the seaside will lead athletes beyond the shipping canal to then have them enter Via Dante and Viale Ceccarini in the chic pedestrian zone of Riccione. From there athletes will head toward Riccione Terme. At the end of the fourth lap, the finish will be placed close to the beach in Piazza San Martino.




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