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27.05.2018

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN: JOIN AND WIN

The bike contest to win the title of King and Queen the Mountain

A STRAVA CONTEST ON THE CLIMBS TO REWARD NOT ONLY THE FASTER CYCLISTS  BUT THE LUCKY ONES.

The last year the alpine skier Chiara Costazza and the nordic skiing champion Cristian Zorzi have competed in the main four climbs of the Granfondo Marcialonga Craft for the conquest of the title of KOM, the acronym of King of the Mountain, which is the prize for the best climbing cyclist of a competition.

Now it’s your turn! Join the new challenge! The conditions for participation are:

  • Being a competitor of the 12th Marcialonga Craft
  • Using the app Strava
  • Being lucky!

Thanks to the app Strava, during the race you will be included automatically in the rankings of the two segments ML Craft Monte San Pietro and ML Craft Valles.  

The week after the race, we will have in our headquarter as hosts Cristian Zorzi and Chiara Costazza and they will draw three men and three ladies in both segments, among all the participants. The male and the female cyclists with the best times will be the winners of their segment.

The prize for the four winners will be the free registration for the Marcialonga Craft 2019 and the conquest of the prestigious title of King and Queen of the Mountain.

Did you not register yet for the Granfondo Marcialonga Craft? Sign up now >

KING OF THE MOUNTAINS: HOW THE PROJECT BEGAN

We usually see them skiing, down a slalom slope or pushing hard in the white tracks. Now we can see them both in a different discipline, that of cyclists, facing a thrilling challenge.

WHO THEY ARE
Chiara e CristianChiara Costazza, alpine skier of the Italian National Team. She won a World Cup race, a slalom, and competed at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games in the slalom event.
Her characteristics are: concentration, agility, determination

Cristian Zorzi, cross-country skier. At Winter Olympics he won a silver, a bronze and a gold medal. He has also two medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, a gold and a silver one.
His characteristics are: stubbornness, irony, tenacity. 

THE CHALLENGE
Chiara and Cristian decided to challenge each other along the climbs of the Marcialonga Cycling Craft to win the prestigious title of King of the Mountain, that usually is given to the best climber in a cycling road race.

Watch the presentation of the challenge!

King of the Mountain: la sfida

Chiara Costazza e Cristian Zorzi si mettono alla prova l’una contro l’altro sulle salite della Marcialonga Cycling Craft. In palio c’è il prestigioso titolo di King of the Mountain. Guarda il video e scopri di più #KOM

Pubblicato da Marcialonga su Venerdì 21 aprile 2017

THE CLIMBS
Funny sketches and real competition: Chiara and Cristian face the climbs and present the specific characteristics and the difficolt points of the course in detail, but at the same time,in an understandable and entertaining way.

CHALLENGE #1 - MONTE SAN PIETRO CLIMB

SFIDA 1 - Monte San Pietro #KOM

SFIDA 1 #KOM La prima salita della Marcialonga Cycling Craft è quella di Monte San Pietro: ce la farà Chiara Costazza ad avere la meglio o riuscirà ad imporsi Cristian Zorzi che questa salita la conosce molto bene?

Pubblicato da Marcialonga su Venerdì 28 aprile 2017

CHALLENGE #2 - THE LAVAZE' PASS

SFIDA 2 - Passo di Lavazè #KOM

SFIDA 2 - #KOM Il Passo di Lavazè è definito Spettacolo della Natura, ma prima di arrivarci ci sono 8 km di salita con punte del 18% di pendenza. Oltre alla natura, lo spettacolo lo daranno Chiara Costazza e Cristian Zorzi

Pubblicato da Marcialonga su Venerdì 5 maggio 2017

CHALLENGE #3 - THE S.PELLEGRINO PASS

SFIDA 3 - Passo San Pellegrino - #KOM

SFIDA 3 #KOM Il Passo San Pellegrino è la salita più lunga della Marcialonga Cycling Craft con i suoi 11 km. Il primo ad arrivare dovrà dimostrare tenacia e tecnica. Cristian Zorzi esce vincitore dalla seconda sfida ma sappiamo che anche Chiara Costazza è ben determinata. #KOM

Pubblicato da Marcialonga su Venerdì 12 maggio 2017

CHALLENGE #4 - THE VALLES PASS

SFIDA 4 - Passo Valles - #KOM

Dopo la sconfitta sul passo S. Pellegrino, Cristian Zorzi ha voglia di rivincita e vuole dimostrare di essere il più forte. Ma Chiara Costazza è ormai sicura di sé ed è certa di potercela fare. Guarda l’ultima puntata di #KOM

Pubblicato da Marcialonga su Venerdì 19 maggio 2017

THE PROJECT
The athletes were followed by Dolomiti TV cameras and Alice Russolo photographer: they  took good images and produced exciting videos, but also amazing landscapes pictures.  

HOW THE CHALLENGE ENDED UP
Chiara won two climbs and Cristian won the other two. The duel has ended in a tie with the promise to face the final challenge during the Marcialonga Craft. But, sadly, because of sport and  work commitments they did not finish. The challenge is still pending....but now it's your turn! Join and win!

  
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