Ideas, curiosities and news from the cycling world
from July 1st to July 3rd Maratona Village in San Leonardo Badia
Thursday 8 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Maratona is back, and so is the Maratona Village in San Leonardo, in Badia. After all, the Maratona just wouldn’t be the same without the favourite meeting place of the thousands of cyclists and visitors who come here to browse the numerous stands. Starting from Thursday evening, it will once again be possible to have fun and meet up with others, enjoying a wide array of new features and attractions for all ages. For obvious reasons, access to the village will be limited to a maximum number of people and we ask for everyone’s full cooperation. It’ll be a great party in any case.
Thirty operators and plenty of personalities
Once again this year, the village will be brought to life by over thirty operators. As visitors browse the various stands, they will also be able to meet and get to know famous people and personalities who’ll be on hand to talk to the public, giving interviews, having a laugh, signing autographs and posing for impromptu photos. As usual, every day will see our partner companies revealing exclusive previews of their very interesting and much-awaited new products and services.
New features and attractions
Pinarello, with is futuristic bikes, and Selle Italia, with its innovative system for finding the right saddle, will once again be with us, as will Kask+Koo, presenting their new collection of glasses and helmets. Rigamonti will be preparing some delicious finger food with bresaola for participants, while Enervit will be advising the public about how to use energy products during the race.
The Pirelli stand will also be providing our cyclist friends with a tyre-check service. Mapei has also confirmed that it will be back to liven up the event, as it has done for the last three years, together with Enel and Audi, whose ultra-technological stands will give visitors the chance to discover the fantastic world of electric cars.
For the foodies
To call it a refreshment corner would rather be little this delightful area, dedicated to trying the numerous products served by exhibitors. This year, this area will be even bigger, featuring lots of friends including Segafredo, Cantine Maschio, Rigamonti, Rio Mare, Loacker, Foodness, Exquisa and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Two shops in one
One of the most important new features this year is the extension to the Maratona Shop, which will double in size and become two stores: the larger shop can be found inside the gym, while the smaller one will be located outside. The bike storage area will therefore also be revamped and extended: as the Shuttle service won’t be possible this year, we advise you to reach the village by bike. A warm-up before the ride is, of course, recommended.
Thanks to the partnership with Castelli being confirmed once again this year, producer of the Maratona dles Dolomites–Enel official merchandise, it will also be possible to buy gorgeous leisure sweaters and t-shirts, including original and colourful cycling outfits, with all the relative accessories: gloves, socks, leg sleeves and wristbands, to enjoy bike rides no matter what the occasion. The shop will also be hosting Kask, with its new Maratona-customised Mojito.
As confirmation of the Maratona’s awareness of environmental issues, the “Green Corner” will also be present this year: this space will be dedicated to a number of our volunteer friends, who’ll be on hand to help visitors separate their waste. Lastly, we would like to underline the important efforts made by exhibitors to minimise their plastic waste, by using either paper or biodegradable plastic.
Now, all that’s left for us to do is to wish you all lots of fun at the Maratona Village, this wonderful meeting place with lots of things to discover and plenty of fun in store for everyone.