HERO CLINIC 2019: GET IN THE BEST SHAPE POSSIBLE FOR THE BMW HERO SÜDTIROL DOLOMITES
Are you one of the 4,019 Heroes who will face the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites on June 15? Well, you' now have a really unmissable opportunity to get well prepared for the tenth edition of the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world.
In fact, the HERO Clinics, scheduled from Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2019 in Selva Val Gardena, are four days entirely dedicated to the "study" and testing of the race routes, both the 60 km and the longer 86 km. Accompanied by expert guides, not only in pedalling technique but also on the area over which the routes are designed, you will set off on a preparation tour that is really useful for the race day itself. All you need is to have your own mountain bike, helmet, appropriate clothing and a great desire to pedal and have fun in the true spirit of the HERO!
For those registered for the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2019 the participation is free, while for those not registered the participation fee is 30,00 Euro. Included in the registration is the accompaniment of a guide and the transfer to the race routes themselves (meals not included).
For information: http://www.herodolomites.com/it/road-to-hero/hero-clinic
For registration: email@example.com
The brand of reference for sportswear that has been present alongside the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites HERO event since the very first edition. We are always present in support of the event, and even more so this year. We are talking about GORE® WEAR, the company that, starting from the specific needs of athletes, designs and implements solutions to improve the experience and performance on a bike. The continuous and constant work of research, design, development, testing and control is fundamental for the company: working at the intersection between the human body and technology, GORE® WEAR designers create products that master the elements, and optimise comfort, breathability, lightness, protection from the elements, insulation and versatility. For information: www.gorewear.com
TODAY, MORE THAN EVER, A SPECIAL WISH TO ALL HERO WOMEN!
THE FAIRER SEX ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE HERO
They may be "sweetly complicated" as the lyrics to a song once said, but they are undoubtedly daring and unstoppable. Who are we talking about? Of the heroines, all the women who decide to face the fatigue and overcome the challenge of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites, this year the race being held on June 15. On 8 March, therefore, we do well to celebrate them and all the other HERO women, that is, the mothers, wives, companions and girlfriends whom with their patience (and we know that they have so much) support the athletes every pedal of the race and share the same feelings as those who are pedalling.
A FEMININE OASIS BETWEEN SPORT AND RELAXATION
HERO Ladies, we address a word to you only: you are at the heart of our event, and for this reason we will not only celebrate you today, but we will also do so on the weekend of the race when you will find a special space completely dedicated to you: the HERO Women's Lounge. Here, you can enjoy moments of total relaxation in the massage area or give yourself a fresh look with the manicure service, all while being served a coffee or an aperitif.
LITTLE HEROES TODAY, HEROES AND HEROINES TOMORROW
The HERO Women's Lounge does not neglect women accompanied by their children, so while mothers spend a few moments between sport and relaxation, their children can enjoy the fun of face painting and make new friends. And precisely because today's children will be tomorrow's Heroes, at 3 p.m. on Friday 14 June there will be the HERO KIDS, the "non-competitive" event dedicated to children from 4 to 12 years old, the one in which they will be able to try their hand at the routes set up in the town itself, the kids enjoying themselves under the watchful eye of Mums and Dads.
SEBAMED SPORT DUSCHE GIVES YOU A VERY SPECIAL POST-RACE
At the end of the race on Saturday 15 June, our partners and their products will take care of the heroines. Sebamed Sport Dusche, for example, will ensure a magnificent regenerating shower after a long sports day. Qualsisi Sebamed product protects the skin flora ensuring cleanliness without affecting the neutral pH value (pH5.5) of the skin, as soap often does. Chamomile moisturisers such as Sebamed Lotion or Sebamed Body-Milk are the ideal remedy for relieving the skin after the grueling conditions of a competitive day. Sebamed products can be tested in person at the Women's Lounge, while race participants will receive complimentary samples in the Welcome Pack.
HERO PRIZES FOR THE ÉLITE CATEGORY
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 the tenth edition of BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites will be disputed and in the evening, to repay you and all the other 4018 HEROES for your efforts and commitment, the HERO Great Finale will take place, it promising to be an unforgettable show and during which we will celebrate the awards of all champions.
Prizes which, of course, will be of a level fit for the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world and which will be awarded on stage, with the trophy and a total prizemoney worthy of a race as the BMW HERO, the first three elites of the category "overall" male – fresh from the 86 kilometre route - and the first three women - who will have competed on the 60 kilometre route.
MANY PRIZES ALSO FOR THE OTHER CATEGORIES, BECAUSE AT THE BMW HERO EVERYONE IS A HERO
Category, age, gender or origin do not count for us. You and all the other 4,018 HEROES are real heroes to us, and that's why we have reserved for you many awards.
Regarding 'Licensed Member' participants the first three in the mens and womens 86 km race ''overall'' categories will receive prizes on stage. Specialized will present a fabulous mountain bike to the respective winners of the two categories.
But they won't be the only ones. Also in the "Cycling / Hobbies" category, the first three men and women in the "overall" ranking who will compete on the 86km course will be able to feel the thrill of being rewarded in front of the large audience present at the HERO Great Finale!
But the "participants with license" and "Cycle-lovers/Hobbies" awards don't end there. In addition to the "overall", in fact, also the top three of all the other categories have prizes reserved that they can collect at the race office.
See the prizes http://www.herodolomites.com/en/the-race/info?page=prizes
A CHALLENGE IN THE CHALLENGE: THE ORNELLA CLIMB
It starts in Arabba and climbs to 2,359 metres, the highest point of the race. This is the decisive climb of the Ornella, the most difficult and feared climb by all the participants of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites. And it is right here that a race in the race will take place. You and the other HEROs, in fact, will be timed on the hardest stretch of the climb of the Ornella and will be awarded with original awards: the best ten partial times that will climb on foot pushing their own mtb will receive a Vibram prize, and those who, however, will be able to climb staying on the bike, will receive a personalized carbon saddle HERO produced by Selle Italia.
WHY COMPETING AND WINNING IN A TEAM IS EVEN MORE SATISFYING
As you know, from this year you will be able to compete alongside companions with whom you have shared all the training and the hard work in preparation to face the 86 km route, and thus share with them the emotions of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites. Each team must be made up of a minimum of eight competitors, either men or women, from the same sports club that is registered in the category ‘participant with license’ and a special team classification will be established, made up of the sum of the best 8 final times of each team. The prize for the team that will manage to total the best time? A weekend for eight people to spend in the wonderful Val Gardena!
Look at the race regulations http://www.herodolomites.com/en/the-race/info
BMW HERO AND SELLE ITALIA TOGETHER TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THEM
Challenge, passion and innovation. These are the values that the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites shares with Selle Italia, a company with a 120-year history of experience, studies and research that has taken it to the top of the most important peaks of cycling. And who but a company whose only goal has always been to achieve the best in performance, making products closer to perfection and able to meet every need, could be alongside the toughest mountain bike race in the world? Let our journey together begin.
See Selle Italia: https://www.selleitalia.com/
THURSDAY 13 JUNE: A DAY FOR HEROES AND A “HERO X NIGHT”
BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites will take place on Saturday 15 June and to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon, there will be a four-day long programme packed with exciting events. In fact, from 13 to 16 June 2019 the HERO X Festival will delight all visitors. Things will get moving on the morning of 13 June when bikers can try out parts of the two courses in the company of local guides – a great opportunity to see first-hand the 86 and 60 kilometre routes. On the same day the HERO Village, a space dedicated to the mountain bike and its ongoing evolution will open, and you will be able to pick up your Welcome Pack.
For our female riders, partners of the male bikers, and females attending the HERO in general, there will be the “HERO Women’s Lounge”, an area with many attractions and activities thought of for the fairer sex. Moreover, at 21.00 on the same evening there will be the “HERO X Night”, a special evening to relive some of the remarkable and thrilling moments of the last ten years of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites.
HERO KIDS: A SUPER HERO STYLE RACE FOR THE HEROES OF THE FUTURE
The BMW HERO is always keen to pay special attention to the needs of the small kids who are already dreaming of one day becoming a real “SUPER HERO”. At 15.00 on Friday 14 June the HERO KIDS will take place, a non-competitive race dedicated to the young ones aged between 4 and 12. Do not miss the chance to see the kids in action, for it is a thrilling sight which will warm your hearts – a real spectacle as the young bikers make their way around the routes set out in the village. After the races, at about 16.00, there will be a “HERO Birthday Party”, it too a special occasion to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites.
HERO MARATHON: THE RACE TO MAKE OF YOU A HERO
The vital date on the calendar this year is Saturday 15 June, the day when at 7.10 in the morning the starter’s pistol will signal the beginning of the tenth running of the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon. The moment will have arrived when you are able to give the best of yourself and seek to become a HERO. Once the gruelling effort is over, and precisely at 21.00, there will be the HERO Great Finale! It is the event’s prizegiving moment and also the chance to acknowledge champions. Join in this great entertainment spectacle, an evening in which lights and music will provide the backcloth to unforgettable moments, moments which will mean so much to you and all the other 4018 bikers who have shared in the ups and downs of the race, and no doubt pure emotion will pour through.
ZERO DOLOMITES: FINISH YOUR WEEKEND WITH A LEISURELY RIDE AROUND THE DOLOMITES
No better way to celebrate four days of mountain biking fun than to take part in a special mtb day, namely the ZERO Dolomites day: a day to pass on the bike in the sign of sustainable mobility, but after the efforts of the day before this “day after” is a non-competitive one and one in which it is easy to stay alongside family and friends as we discover Val Gardena on an e-bike, and with the chance to test-drive one of the BMW electric or hybrid vehicles. The day also foresees a tasting for all participants of zero kilometre agro-food products.
DOLOMITES VAL GARDENA
Val Gardena is situated in the heart of the Dolomites, a mountain area declared as a UNESCO World Heritage thanks to its outstanding and unparalleled beauty. In the valley are the villages of Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva, characteristic mountain settlements nestling in the stunning landscape. The valley enjoys a fine reputation for its hospitality, excellent cuisine, and for the fact that it offers diverse opportunities to practise sport and enjoy the outdoors in general. Apart from mountain biking and on-road cycling, there is the chance to go climbing and trekking and of course skiing is the main winter attraction. The cultural offer is also vast. Val Gardena is certainly a location to discover!
For information: www.valgardena.it
CHOOSE ONE OF FOUR PROGRAMMES WHICH BEST SUITS YOUR NEEDS
On the basis of the objective you have set yourself, your physical condition and the time you have available, you can choose from four different training plans which you will find on our web platform. The two “Advanced” programmes provide for five training sessions a week, to effect directly on your mountain bike and designed specifically to respond to the demands of the two HERO routes. In the two “Basic” programmes, however, the weekly outings are reduced to three and are more appropriate for those bikers focusing on just finishing the race.
On the platform itself there will also be indicated exercises so as to strengthen various parts of the body – abdominals, biceps and triceps -, and also guidelines on how to calculate cardiac frequency in the training sessions themselves.
“HOW TO BE A HERO”: THE MANUAL ON HOW TO BE ONE OF THE MOUNTAIN BIKE “HEROES”
It is an essential item to have in your bookcase, especially if you have decided to take on the challenge of the tenth edition of the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon. “How to be a HERO” is published by Mondadori, exclusively for the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites, and will surely help you to achieve your target. Space will be dedicated to explanations of the routes, the difficulties to be encountered, and numerous tips on biking technique and preparation of your bike in general.
Purchase the book http://www.herodolomites.com/store
SPECIALIZED IS THE WORLDWIDE PARTNER OF THE BMW HERO
As you well know 2019 is a particularly important year for us. As you read these lines, we are busy preparing to celebrate our tenth birthday. At our side is a partner of great prestige, that is to say our partner is one of the leaders in the biking sector. Specialized is the Worldwide Partner of the BMW HERO. The company, located in Morgan Hill, in California, has chosen us because we share some of the values distinguishing both our stories – values such as innovation, challenge, and nature.
More about Specialized https://www.specialized.com/it/it/hero-x
“BMW HEROX”: A SPECIAL EDITION
The 15 June 2019 will be a really important date for the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites, and not only for those who work behind the scenes in organising the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon, but also, and perhaps more importantly so, for the thousands of HEROES who over the years have conquered their own particular challenge. In fact, the year just begun will celebrate the tenth edition of the BMW HERO, an achievement well worth recognising. These have been ten years in which thousands and thousands of kilometres have been pedalled and in which we and many of you have committed heart and soul to making the BMW HERO an ever more important event, so much so that there are now participants from 45 countries across the world taking part. Among athletes competing there are international stars but also ordinary “heroes” who have set out with a specific objective in mind. We look forward to celebrating this great occasion and to triumphantly blowing out the ten candles on the cake celebrating our tenth birthday, and enjoying a edition which promises to be truly spectacular.
THE WELCOME PACK FOR THE “HEROX” HEROES AND HEROINES
Again, this year the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites will have a substantial Welcome Pack for all 4019 participants registering for the race. In the ‘HEROX’ shopper there will be a GORE WEAR tech jersey, the brand having been associated with the BMW HERO from the very first edition. This short sleeved zipped jersey is perfect for the warmer season thanks to its highly breathable material. This year it is available in a pink colour so as to recognise the contribution to the ladies who have given so much to the HERO, and it is certainly a jersey to enjoy in the summer months!
And there is more besides, for all registered participants will receive an easy to use and very handy Crankbrothers Klic Hv high volume hand pump. With its hidden magnetic tube it will be just the job should you puncture whilst out with friends on a ride. Of course, we have also thought to make sure that both the jersey and the pump have an exclusive graphic dressing celebrating the tenth edition of the “HEROX” Südtirol Dolomites.
BMW: A SPONSOR OF YOUR PASSION
BMW has decided to figure again in 2019 in the role of Presenting Sponsor of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites, this in the tenth year of the event. The passion for seemingly impossible challenges which drives HERO participants, is the same as the BMW X3 transmits. The robust and energetic look of the off-road, the intelligent integral traction of the BMW xDrive, the unbeatable agility, and a propulsion which releases real dynamism make this vehicle a perfect companion in every adventure. And even more so when it comes to off-road driving!
This brand for mountain bike components and accessories has always wanted to follow a particular philosophy in the project planning process: starting with a sketch on blank paper so as to arrive with a product which contributes to making every pedal action better than the previous one. It is by adopting this approach that since 1997, the year in which the American company came to life in a Laguna Beach garage, Crankbrothers has grown to become one of the outstanding world brands for wheels, saddles, pumps, parts and accessories in the off-road cycling industry.
UNDER THE HERO TREE
There is less than a month to go until Christmas and the race has already begun to buy presents. It is a race which our HEROES will find a lot easier than the challenge they face next June here in the Dolomites. This December race however is one to take seriously, for relationships with partners or team members are at stake. Here at the HERO we have come up with the ideal present to gift: a kit made of three items ideal for winter training – a long-sleeved jersey, a hat, and for those relaxing moments after training we have added a tea-cup! All three items are in HEROX style, and represent a kind thought as we approach the tenth anniversary edition of the world’s toughest mountain bike race. It is a useful and fun gift and the cost is 49 Euro, payable in the shop area of the HERO online site.
SPECIALIZED IS THE HERO WORLDWIDE PARTNER
The next edition of the HERO will be a really significant one, and as we prepare for the HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2019 we are happy to announce some important news. The news concerns the officialization of a partnership with one of the leading companies in the mountain bike sector: the Morgan Hill company in California will be Worldwide Partner of the HERO. The company chose us because we both share important values which distinguish our approaches, such as innovation, challenge and nature. This partnership really is an important development for the tenth edition of the HERO, and it will have an impact on you also - stay tuned in!
PASSION IN EACH BEAT: #THEHEROINME
It governs our every moment and is constantly present and never absent. Yes, it is our heart that puts in movement every part of our body. It never rests, and beat after beat it accompanies us in each and every challenge, whether of a personal, working, or sporting nature. Our heart is our life, and symbol too of love and passion. The heart Is therefore our choice of icon to represent the tenth edition of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites. Every HERO has a heart which beats without fear of the effort and challenge to face and which holds within a secret, personal, and particular sentiment. Every biker who commits to the HERO 2019 has a reason for so doing, an objective, a dream to realise, a hero within. This is why we have #theHEROinME as our hashtag for the 2019 and tenth edition of the HERO. What do you think? Will it be the hashtag for you?
TOMORROW REGISTRATION OPENS FOR THE HERO 2019!
Get ready to be in position in front of the computer tomorrow at 20.00, the moment when registration officially opens for the HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2019! There are 4,019 race start numbers available to take part in the tenth edition of the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon. The two routes of 60 and 86 kilometres have the spectacular mountains of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage, as their backdrop.
For further information: http://www.herodolomites.com/en/race/sellaronda-hero-marathon/the-race/registration-2019
THE HERO SHIRT
On registering, as well as receiving a race jersey and start number for the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon, one can also choose, direct from the Datasport on-line store, the personalised HERO Shirt 2019 or the winter jersey, the latter ideal for the preparation and training throughout the colder months leading up to the race itself.
FROM 13 TO 16 JUNE 2019 THE THRILLING HERO BIKE FESTIVAL RETURNS
The 2019 edition will be really special, in that the HERO will celebrate its tenth birthday. There will be great celebrations, and not only on Saturday 15 June when the 4,019 participants set off from Selva Val Gardena, but throughout the four days of the great HERO Bike Festival. From 13 to 16 June 2019 there will be a rich calendar of events dedicated to the world of mountain biking, a real boost to accompany all bikers to the start line and ready to face their challenge. Right through, from the opening on Thursday, the popular HERO Kids on Friday, and the HERO Women’s Lounge dedicated to our “heroines” and obviously the HERO Great Finale prizegiving will all feature!
THE NEW OFFICIAL HERO 2019 VIDEO TRAILER IS ONLINE
Go beyond one’s own limits, listen to one’s heart beating fast, sense the acceleration on one’s breathing. Aim to achieve one goal, to succeed in a single objective ... that of conquering the HERO Südtirol Dolomites – the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon, the one taking place with the Dolomites as a backdrop. The new and exciting official HERO 2019 video trailer is now online.
See it at: https://bit.ly/2wMg8MJ
LESS THAN SEVEN DAYS TO GO TO THE OPENING OF REGISTRATION FOR THE HERO 2019!
It will be the tenth edition of the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon. It will be an occasion not to miss at any cost, especially for those who have made mountain biking not just a passion but a very style of life.
Registration opens at 20.00 on Wednesday 12 September and from there on the excitement grows as we go towards the 2019 running of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites! There will be 4,019 race start numbers available so remember to register as soon as possible. From this year, ladies who are registered with their national federation will be able to compete also over the 86 kilometres route. Also for the 2019 race it will be possible to register your own team, this provision only for the 86 kilometre route: every team will need to have a minimum of eight members (men and women combined) from the same club and with a Master category classification. The registration of the individual team members need not necessarily take place at the same time. It will in fact be possible to create new teams and modify the composition of such in successive stages, this by contacting the Organising Committee.
Again, in the 2019 edition the HERO Südtirol Dolomites will support Sporthilfe Alto Adige. All HERO bikers wishing to support this initiative will have the chance to start from the grids of their category right behind the Elite bikers. To support this cause when registering for the race on Datasport, as well as paying the registration fee it is necessary to choose the “Priority Start” option at a cost of 50,00 Euro.
For further information: http://www.herodolomites.com/en/race/sellaronda-hero-marathon/the-race/registration-2019
THE HERO WITH YOUR OWN TEAM
So as to share the thrills and spills of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites with your very own team-mates, this year it will be possible to register your own team, this provision only for the 86 kilometre route: every team will need to have a minimum of eight members (men and women combined) from the same club and with a Master category classification. The classification will be decided by totalling the sum of the best 8 times of members from the individual team and the first prize will be a weekend in Val Gardena. The registration of the individual team members need not necessarily take place at the same time. It will in fact be possible to create new teams and modify the composition of such in successive stages, this by contacting the Organising Committee.
For further information: http://www.herodolomites.com/en/race/sellaronda-hero-marathon/the-race/registration-2019
HERO Charity 2019: SUPPORT THE YOUNG SPORTING TALENT OF OUR CHAMPIONS TO BE ... AND YOU CAN START ALONGSIDE THE CHAMPIONS OF TODAY!
Again, in the 2019 edition the HERO Südtirol Dolomites will support Sporthilfe Alto Adige, the not for profit association, the main objective of which is to support the young sporting talent of South Tyrol. All HERO bikers wishing to support this initiative will have the chance to start from the “Sporthilfe Alto Adige” grid and right behind the Elite bikers in that race category. Bikers registered for the 86 Km race will set off in this third grid at 7.30, whilst those down for the 60 Km race will be in the ninth grid setting off at 8.05.
To take advantage of this privilege it will be sufficient to follow the procedure on the Datasport portal and, as well as confirming the registration fee, add to the trolley the “Priority Start” option to the value of Euro 50.00. The fee collected will be devolved entirely to the Sporthilfe Alto Adige association.
OPENING OF REGISTRATION PERIOD: 12 SEPTEMBER 2018
The HERO 2019 promises to be an event in an event, so special will the occasion be. Not only will it be a great sporting moment but it will be a real spectacular for all mountain bike enthusiasts. So as to be sure of getting your race start number and being part of this extraordinary event make a note of 12 September 2018, when from 20.00 on it will be possible to connect to the event’s official site, www.herodolomites.com and complete your on-line registration. As a special concession, bikers having participated in two HERO races will be able to gain access from Monday 10 September at 8.00 on. From this year too, ladies who are registered with their national federation will be able to compete also over the 86 kilometres route. The total number of participants is fixed at 4,019.
Make sure you register as soon as possible for this very special HERO year!