How to dress properly for the Maratona dles Dolomites
If you do the long course, you might be in the saddle for up to 10 hours, so it’s very important that you wear the correct clothes for all day comfort and performance.
In the summer months, it’s all about regulating your temperature, to save you from overheating, especially on the climbs. The Maratona jersey is made out of a 3D fabric on front and shoulders to keep the jersey light and dry. The 3D nature of the fabric means that most of it never touches your skin, so it never clings or absorbs water. This challenge to wear the right gear is coupled with the need to prepare for those cool descents where air flow can cause your body temperature to drop.
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The full 138km Maratona course takes riders over five 2,000m+ passes and the saw tooth profile means you are either ascending or descending throughout the day.
Passo Pordoi (2,239m) 9.2km at 6.9%
Passo Sella (2, 239m) 5.5km at 7.9%
Passo Gardena (2,121m) 5.8km at 4.3%
Passo Giau (2,236m) 9.9km at 9.3%
Passo Valparola (2,200m) 11.5km at 5.8%