28th edition - 6th July 2014
TIME… but does time exist? What causes time? The clock? Our iPhone? Our work?
None of all that, time always passes infinitely, it never stops…time has no time, time is infinite!
The new logo dedicated to TIME encloses the symbol of infinity, representing how our beloved bicycle can perhaps become the ideal means to go through time.
Pedalling…infinitely at any time and without thinking about our time.
‘Time’ was the main theme of 2014. 8969 riders left La Villa in a 36-minute long train, the time it took the cyclists to enter the competition to the rhythm of live music and encouragement. There were large numbers and a huge demand for participation (32,600 people), with the usual formula: a fixed number of participants, car-free Dolomite passes, charity initiatives and eco-sustainability, with the use of electric cars and motorbikes to transport the jury and the race organisers. The “mür dl giat” was the great new feature. All cyclists on the medium and long route, during the second passage through La Villa, were asked to face a final tough challenge: 200 m after the turn for Corvara, then had to climb the “mür dl giat” (the cat’s wall), as the inhabitants of La Villa are known as ‘cats’. This was a deviation with a 19% grade that crossed La Villa. At the top it re-joined the main route to the finish line in Corvara.
Here some links of the 28th edition: