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The American brand which represents an essential position in the cycling sector is the new Worldwide Partner of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, the world’s toughest mountain bike marathon and which in 2019 will celebrate its tenth edition.

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The next edition will be a really significant one in the history of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, and as preparations for the 2019 race build up, there is important news to communicate. The fact that the 2019 edition of the world’s toughest mountain bike race, it taking place on Saturday 15 June 2019, will in fact be the tenth running of the race and will definitely fix its position as one of the most looked forward to and important dates in the world off-road cycling calendar.

Over nine years 26,194 bikers have covered the HERO routes and circumnavigated the imposing Sella Group: two routes of 86 and 60 kilometres, with respective altitude differences of 4,500 and 3,200 metres challenge bikers to rise to the occasion as they make their way through the landscape of the beautiful Dolomites. Not for nothing are these mountains a UNESCO World Heritage.

It is a unique event of its sort, made up of impressive numbers, but also of beating hearts and outstanding achievements. Such is its reputation in the international calendar that it has been chosen as a partner by one of the leading brands in the mountain bike sector: the American Specialized brand will be the Worldwide Partner of the HERO 2019. The company chose this Dolomites event as a partnership opportunity because of the shared values distinguishing the respective partners’ approaches, such as innovation, challenge and nature.

“A company such as Specialized cannot not be present at the world’s toughest mountain bike race. Our own story, our tradition, and our very own competitive DNA find the HERO an ideal partner with which to further reinforce our image” These the words of Ermanno Leonardi, Managing Director of Specialized Italia»

This communication and this fact really do represent important news for the tenth edition of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, it promising to be a truly spectacular one.

«We are really honoured to have a technical partner such as Specialized alongside us and starting our partnership from 2019, a year of great importance for us, it being the “number 10” in our history”, commented Gerhard Vanzi, President of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites Organising Committee. “The will to accept challenge without giving up, to reach objectives ever more ambitious are the things which have made possible this important partnership».

Nothing else waits us than to mark in red 15 June on our calendars and wait for the moment when the 4,019 beats of the bikers hearts will beat in unison as they celebrate their passion for the sport of mountain biking.

For further information: www.herodolomites.com