Short Nove Colli
Itinerary: Cesenatico, Montaletto, Panighina, Forlimpopoli, Bertinoro, San Vittore, Borello, Bivio Montegelli, Sogliano al Rubicone, Borghi, Savignano sul Rubicone, Gatteo, Cesenatico
Romagna is a land of great cycling events and the Granfondo Nove Colli is undoubtedly one of the most popular among amateurs and professionals from all over the world. The routes of this race meander through the hills of the Romagna countryside, with climbs that have now become legends. For every cycling enthusiast, names like Barbotto, Tiffi and Polenta create excitement and fear at the same time: facing these climbs is in fact a feat that leaves indelible memories, in the mind as much as in the legs. If you want to experience the thrill of tackling real cycling routes, follow this itinerary and you will have a taste of what it means to complete in a long-distance race like the Nove Colli.
The Barbotto – Renowned for being the most difficult climb of the Nove Colli long-distance race, the Barbotto is “only” 5.5 km long, with an average gradient of 6.9% and a positive altitude gain of 372 m. If these numbers don’t scare you, remember that at the last km you will have to climb 5 hairpin bends with a 14% gradient before being forced to tackle a climb with an 18% gradient.