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TC100K

(103 km    3240 D+)

Saturday 18 april 2020          5.30 am 

hourly limit   23 hours                    4 point  itra

 Route

The 103 km will leave Castiglione d'Orcia at 5.30am, after crossing the village, head towards the characteristic village of Rocca d'Orcia, after 2 km the competitors will descend into the valley through the river Onsola and the river Orcia on the characteristic pedestrian bridge, then they will go up to Bagno vignoni with its characteristic bathtub of thermal waters in the centre of the village, then head towards Pienza, climbing the "Valle di terrapille" famous for the famous scene of the Elysian Fields in the movie "The Gladiator" then the entrance to the ideal city wanted by Pope Pio II, today a UNESCO heritage village, then via in the Crete Senesi, with the passage to the Church of Vitaleta, until you arrive to cross San Quirico d'Orcia, village located on the Francigena and from here you will go up the famous valley of triboli with its characteristic cypresses, symbol of the valdorcia but not only to go in the streets where it was filmed "The English patient" you go down to Torrrenieri, another Francigena station, and you begin to cross the vineyards of the famous Brunello...until you attack the climb of the canalicchio that will take you . until the crossing of Montalcino and here half a dream is fulfilled, you reach the Romanesque Abbey of Sant'antimo and cross the village of Castelnuovo Abate arriving again at the river Orcia, here will probably be a point to wade depending on the seasons and you arrive at the lowest point of the race at 67° km we are at 196 meters above sea level, the scenery changes and you start to climb in 5 km you gain 400 mt D+ but after refreshment the route always through the woods will arrive at 1100 meters above the Vivo d'Orcia but from 88° km descends gradually into the valley crossing the characteristic village of campiglia d'Orcia until you reach the last important climb at km 100 and from there you will arrive to conquer the "Rocca"

 

Refreshments and time gates

(gate closing times are considered to be at exit )

NB km of places may be approximate 

Pienza (km 16)
San Quirico d’Orcia        (km 22,3)                                                           cancello orario    ore 10.05
Torrenieri                          ( km 38)              
Montalcino                        ( km 48,5)                                                           cancello orario    ore   15.10
Castelnuovo Abate             ( km 60) 
Borgheretto Cast. d'Orcia ( km 72)                                                            cancello orario    ore   20.36                   Vivo d’Orcia                                  (km 84)                                                             cancello orario            22.10

Campiglia d’Orcia             (km 90,5)                                                           cancello orario            23.45

 
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