During this 2016 we hosted two stages of the WCUP ski tour, one in Alpago (Individual race) and one in Piancavallo (Sprint race); therefore we can say we already linked the Venetian mountains with the Friulian ones and tested organizational efficiency and synergistic twinning.
Transcavallo means the excellence of this sport, 33 editions done and lots of hard work with the designation in 2004 as 1st race of the 1st World Cup, together with the European Championship in 2009, then another stage of WCUP in 2011 and one this year; moreover, in these 15 years, also many editions of the Team race in the Italian Championships and many Italian Cup.
The organizing committee, together with hundreds of volunteers (250-300 overall), has thus honoured what done for many years by his father, also Chairman of the event, Corrado Azzalini. It will be in his memory the highest commitment for the perfect outcome of events, both for the 34th Transcavallo of 18 February 2017 and for the prestigious World Championship Alpago-Piancavallo 2017.
During the recent Olympic Games in Rio, the ISMF (International Federation for ski touring) has received full approval as Olympic sport by the CIO, and then it will be up to the Chinese Organizing Committee for Beijing 2022 to add this sport in the final program.
So, on Saturday February 18, returns the 34th Transcavallo, always as a team race, but with only one stage, given the important commitment of the World Championship that in the following week awaits us. The two-days-formula will be back in 2018. The classic race will not disappoint with the original path, which unfortunately for weather reasons the athletes could not compete for 7 years, with the legendary Guslon to be climbed for three times, but always from different sides: first from Cima Vacche, then from the moonscape of Vallazza and finally from the beautiful Val Salatis with its terrific and famous "Placche" couloir at 50° just after the aerial ridge that goes towards Castelat.
The race will be run on Saturday, but on Sunday is expected any recovery if the weather is not favourable.
More than 5.000m of altitude with about 20 km of development and this will be the same route of the World Championship TEAM RACE, that will be run Sunday, February 26 2017.
You can find the event numbers here .... differences in height, altimetry and plans, together with programs and photos in addition to videos.
Enjoy the Transcavallo!