Not only Iron Man between Forlimpopoli and Bertinoro. On Saturday, the full sport will also witness the “Memorial Pantani” in Romania, the international race for professional cycling teams. The novelty of this year is represented by the starting point, which will see all the initial (and unofficial start) operations take place in Forlì, in the very central Safi Square. After setting off from downtown Romania, the group will reach the so-called zero kilometer accompanied by mini-cyclists from local youth clubs.
The road from Forli to Cesenatico
Departing Forli, the first-stage riders will face the ascent to Rocca delle Caminate and then head towards the unprecedented ascent of Pieve di Rivoschio. Then you encounter an extension that leads into downtown Borriello. There will be a large 35.6 km Montevecchio circuit that will be covered 3 times; This part of the trail includes an elevation of 5 km with an average gradient of 6-8% and peaks of 13-14%. There is a 369-meter Pantani Monument, the Race Roof. All three steps are valid for a GPM rating.
At the end of the three laps, the race crosses the village of Calesesi, then crosses the castle of Longiano located at an altitude of 155 meters, then begins towards Savignano sul Rubicon, Sala, through Fiorentina (passing in front of the house of Pantani) Valverde di Cesenatico for a first pass under the flag of the end and start of a circle of length 5 km It is repeated 4 times, for a total of 21.2 kilometers.
The competition organized by Emilia Sports Group in cooperation with the Panathlon Club Cesena for President Dionigio Dionigi and Vice President Pino Buda and with the support since the first version by the Municipality of Cesenatico, 22 teams have been registered, including 11 world teams: Astana Qazaqstan Team, Bora – Hansgrohe, Cofidis, Ef Education – Easypost, Ineos Grenadiers, Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux, Israel – Premier Tech, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team, Team Bikeexchange – Jayco and Uae Team Emirates.
The roads in the region of Forlì
Supervising the course of the local Forli police and volunteers. The first part of the “Monument” will see the group cross Corso della Repubblica, Viale Credoni, Via Giovanni Delle Pandi Neri, Viale Salinator, Via del Portonacchio, Viale Italy, Viale Vittorio Veneto, Corso Mazzini, Piazza Savi, Corso della Repubblica, viale Roma, Via Campo di Marte, Via Campo degli Svizzeri, Via Mazzatinti, Via Placucci, viale dell’Appennino, Via della Costtituzione, Via violin and via delle Caminate up to the municipal boundaries of Forli.
Traffic will be suspended from around 10.30 until the end of the race scheduled to take place at around 11.45. To ensure the safety of the event, it is necessary to ban parking from 7 to 12 on Saturday in Piazza Saffi, Corso Mazzini, Piazza Ordelaffi, Corso della Repubblica, via Campo di Marte, viale Italia and at other points of the route duly marked.