Mediofondo 95 Km

Mediofondo 95 Km 1550 mt Altitude Gain

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MEDIOFONDO KM 95 Altitude Gain 1550 mt

The departure will be given in Viale Roma next to Campo Marzo, a public park adjacent to the historic center of Vicenza, and the riders after having flanked the train station will immediately head towards Borgo Berga and then, when the race pace will already be high, come to the the beginning of the Berica Riviera will pass in front of Villa Capra called "La Rotonda" designed by Palladio.

After about 3 km and a half in Longara you leave the Berica Riviera to go into a secondary road that leads to Pianezze near the lake of Fimon, natural oasis in the heart of the Berici Hills, and arrived at the district of Fimon (km 14) first roughness of the day: the Fimon - San Gottardo.

This is a first stretch (Rapallo road) 2 km long with slopes of 9-10% followed by a pedalable stretch straddling the town of Perarolo and which at km 18 presents a challenging stretch that will end after about 3 km at the GPM of San Gottardo also facing steep slopes of 14%.

Viale Roma a fianco di Campo Marzo
Viale Roma a fianco di Campo Marzo
From here begins a long stretch of eat and drink and then at kilometer 25 will begin the descent of Zovencedo, with first technical sections to be dealt with carefully followed by a series of hairpin bends and regular straights to the bottom of the valley in Sant'Antonio.

The competitors will descend the Val Liona to the village of Villa del Ferro where, at kilometer 35, will begin one of the busiest ramps of the day: the ascent of the Botteghino, 2 km long with an average gradient of 9% and a stretch of 18% already at the foot of the climb.

Salita Raposso / San Gottardo
Salita Raposso / San Gottardo
The hardest stretch will be followed by gentle ups and downs until Via Molini that will bring us down near Alonte and from where on a gentle slope we will cross Via Corlanzone up to Stamberg, which we can consider as the first buoy around which to take along 17 first flat km to Orgiano where at km 43 the first complete refreshment will be placed and then to San Germano dei Berici.

Just in San Germano dei Berici after 60 km of competition both the participants in the mediofondo (new 2016) and those at the granfondo immediately after the church of the village will turn right into Via Castello to face another of the most arcane climbs of Granfondo Liotto : San Germano dei Berici - Lupia road that will ferry competitors from Val Liona to the plateau of Pozzolo; they are 4 km with an average gradient of 9% in the first half while the maximum gradient of 20% will be reached at the beginning of the climb.
At the end of the descent to Pozzolo will be placed the junction between the two routesoffered and the competitors of the granfondo will have to turn left.

So immediately after the church of Pozzolo, where it will be placed a complete refreshment, you will enter the path in common with the granfondo and will begin a descent with gradients in double figures to be addressed carefully until the first intersection in Pederiva where the cyclists will play right for the road that leads to Zovencedo (News 2018); this is therefore a 4.5 km long ascent with a positive difference in altitude of 300 m and slopes of up to 15%.

When you reach the intersection with the Berici ridge you will continue towards San Gottardo with a valley path and some tracts with double-digit inclines; near San Gottardo will be placed the last refreshment that will find the cyclists before launching for the streamlined descent that reaches the gates of the town of Arcugnano and then for the technical descent that leads from Villa Pasini down into Viale Sant'Agostino close to the city of Vicenza.

From this point up to the arrival positioned in Viale Roma with the railway station in the background the competitors will have to travel only straights without roughness with some change of direction and a refreshment located near the arrival banner will end the ride on the Berici Mountains.

San Gottardo
San Gottardo
Quindi subito dopo la chiesa di Pozzolo, dove verrà collocato un ristoro completo, ci si inserirà nel percorso in comune con la granfondo ed inizierà una discesa con pendenze in doppia cifra che inizia subito dopo la chiesa e che è da affrontare con attenzione fino all’incrocio per il borgo rurale di Calto dove i ciclisti svoltando a destra affronteranno la direttissima che porta a Zovencedo (seconda novità 2019!) sede dell’ultimo ristoro e chiamata salita dell’Aquila, proprio come il simbolo ufficiale della Cicli Liotto. Il tratto di 1,2 km che precede Zovencedo presenta una pendenza media del 13,5% e una massima del 20%!!

Quindi dopo avere lasciato Zovencedo, i ciclisti proseguiranno lungo la Dorsale dei Berici fino a San Gottardo con un percorso vallonato e qualche tratto con pendenze in doppia cifra. Da Calto a San Gottardo è una salita lunga complessivamente 7 km con un dislivello positivo di 300 m.

Salita Monte Coco
Salita Monte Coco
Giunti nei pressi di San Gottardo i ciclisti si lanceranno per la filante discesa che arriva fino alle porte dell’abitato di Arcugnano e poi per la discesa tecnica che da Villa Pasini porta fin giù in Viale Sant’Agostino a ridosso della città di Vicenza.

Da questo punto fino all’arrivo posizionato in Viale Roma con sullo sfondo la stazione ferroviaria i concorrenti dovranno percorrere solo rettilinei senza asperità con qualche cambio di direzione ed un ristoro situato vicino allo striscione di arrivo concluderà la cavalcata sui Monti Berici.

Salita Castello
Salita Muro dell'Aquila

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