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Sep 4th, 2013

740 athletes from around the world at the Tor des Geants contest

For the fourth consecutive year in the Valle d'Aosta is held a grand contest on the runAlpine: distance is the length of 330 kilometers with 24 000 meters of vertical drop, 20 passes, the route passes at altitudes up to 2,000 meters above sea level, 1500 volunteers, 7 points for recreation and service, and 43 points for the supply, with 8 15 September with the start and finishCourmayeur

His fame, as the Minister of sports and Tourism said Auton Foot in the region of Valle d'Aosta Aurelio Margarettats continues to grow.   This is an important sporting event of international importance is given even more popular Valle d'Aosta, and in addition, is a kind of research laboratory under the open sky  

Two high-altitude route encircling the valleys and passes of the region Valle d ’ Aosta, – Alta Via Alta Via 1 and 2 – will be the grand stage in the open air for the match of the strongest athletes of the world for the victory in the « Tour of the Giants » (Tor des Geants). Route of Courmayeur to DonNACEA passes through the National Park Gran Paradiso and Mont Avic natural park, and then from DonNACEA Courmayeur – at the foot of the highest peaks of the Alps such as Monte Rosa, Cervino, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc  

. The maximum time 150 hours (but the professionals will take about 80 hours) to reach the finish line. According to the forecasts the winner could be one of the following athletes: the Spaniards Iker Carrera Pablo Criado current or Oscar Perets (winner 2012), Frenchman Christophe Le Saux, the Swiss Gregor Millay and Marco Gadzola, American Nikademus Holon, valdostanets Franco Kolle. Women preferred Francesca Kannapa of Valle d ’ Aosta, Federico Boyfava Vicenza and Spaniard Nereus Martinec  

sports columnist,   who will monitor the competition officially announced by representatives from Italy, Spain, France, the United States, China, Japan and Korea  

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The information provided by the Ministry of Tourism of the Autonomous Region of Valle d ’ Aosta, Italy


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