Given that all good things come in threes, here we are again with the 3-days race in stages; the 37th edition of the Transcavallo will take place on 14-15-16 February 2020.
The big news this year is that you can only participate to the full 3days race, which means all or nothing.
Friday, February 14 will start the afternoon ride, already successfully tested, that connects Tambre - in Veneto, to Friuli in Piancavallo, through Palantina; 1100m of positive altitude difference, a fast race, nervous, spectacular and full of charm with many changes in a short time, ending with the unique suggestive view of the coming sunset.
Saturday, February 15, departure from Piancavallo to Alpago. A technical and long stage, over 20 km, as hard as it should be for a great classic race, with severe and aerial peaks such as the Trèmol or the Colombèra, rather than the pyramidal Cornòr and un unprecedented passage on mount Lastè that, with its 2.248m of altitude, will be the roof of this 3 days.
Finally the last stage on Sunday 16 February, with the legendary Monte Guslòn to be reached 3 times from different itineraries; from the Valle del Cadin first, from the lunar and mystical Vallazza then and finally from the dreaded and vertical Canale delle Placche, with a culoir of 55°. Along the course there is also the spectacular descent into the fantastic Val Salàtis. All this is summed up in over 5,000m of total effort and pleasure, that's what made the history of this race and also of classic modern national and international ski mountaineering.
Youth ski mountaineering is back as well, in fact on Sunday 16 February there will also be an individual competition for the youth categories of the FISI Italian Cup.
As always there is an Organizing Committee, guarantor of absolute professionalism, ability and competence, and also a myriad of highly trained volunteers. All this assures that special union, capable of great past and future events, but also allows to keep an eye on the 2026 Olympics, scheduled between Cortina and Milan; this is the event that, we all hope, will let the great dream of this discipline to debut and come true.
By now it is certain that the Transcavallo is a formidable leading force for local winter tourism, both of Veneto and Friuli, but this flywheel needs support, the one that come to us from the many companies that believe in this activity, large and small, but all united for our sport event.
As always, here and on our social media, you will find all the numbers of the 37th edition: differences in height, altimetries, planimetries, the program and the photos, as well as the prizes and the days of the competition, and of course the videos that daily, stage by stage, we will publish, from 14 to 16 February 2020.
A big ALE' to everyone and have a good Transcavallo!