1st edition - 12th July 1987
The first Maratona dles Dolomites was run on 12th July 1987. This was a celebration of the first 10 years of the Cycling Club Societá Ciclistica Alta Badia-Raiffeisen. The route was unique and snaked through seven Dolomite passes: Gardena, Sella, Fedaia, Duran, Forcella Staulanza, Falzarego and Valparola over 175 kilometres. It started and ended in Pedraces. There are 166 participants. The first to pass the finish line was the Austrian Wolfgang Steinmayr who rode for over ten hours. There was also a single woman: Trui Beemsterboern from Holland, who arrived one hour after the winner. The organising committee of the time never imagined that it was the start of an event that would become part of non-professional cycling contest history worldwide.
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2nd edition - 3rd July 1988
In 1988 there were two routes. The first was 184 km long and mainly followed the roads of the first edition. The second was shorter. The cold, rainy day created quite a few problems for the 440 competitors. 417 people started the race. At the Duran Pass they stopped to decide what to do. The competition times were cancelled, but the race continued. The last competitor arrived at 9 pm virtually frozen to death. A tub of boiling water awaited him in the hotel.
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3rd edition - 2nd July 1989
It was also icy cold in 1989, which featured the Maratona pennant for the first time. The number of competitors continued to increase to 541. The starter was an exceptional professional, Maurizio Giupponi, who had come second in the Giro d’Italia the year before. The day was so cold that the organisers decided to end the race at the Giau Pass.
Click here to see the statistics of the 3rd edition.