Race rules

The rules to take part in the Marcialonga Cycling Craft race

The 14th Marcialonga Craft is moved to 2022

1) The Marcialonga Craft is a road cycling race over two distances: Granfondo 135 km  and Mediofondo 80 km .

2) Date: Sunday, 30th May 2021.

3) Participation is open to:

  • Italian road cyclists (M/W) with a Bike card issued by ACSI, FCI or other conventioned Federations for the year 2021. Those who do not have a valid card, must request the ACSI day-card (cost 10,00 €) presenting a medical certification for road bike and filling in the dedicated request form.
  • Foreign road cyclists with an UCI card valid for 2021. Those who do not have a valid UCI card, must request the ACSI day-card (for free) presenting a valid medical certification.
  • Granfondo 135 km: participation is allowed from 19 to 64 years.
  • Mediofondo 80km: participation is allowed from 17 y.o. and over 65 y.o.

The Mediofondo race is open also to no-competitive cyclists (no ranking). However, here too, a medical certificate is requested.

Pro-athletes, Elite and Under 23 are admitted only for promotional purposes upon invitation from the Organising Committee and have no right to be ranked.

The Organising Committee has the right to reject entries of competitors with a proved unsportsmanlike behavior especially when previously disqualified for doping.


4) Entries must be submitted on-line, by filling in the entry-form with all requested personal details. The payment can be done:

  • with credit-card payment directly online;
  • bank transfer on IBAN IT27S0818435280000000083816 / BIC CCRTIT2T50A Cassa Rurale Val di Fiemme - Predazzo

For entries with bank transfer the copy of the payment must be sent to the fax +39 0462501120 or to
Entry-forms that are inclomplete of the requested data or without the payment will not be accepted.  
Teams registration can be done by sending the special form with the copy of the total payment enclosed.
The entry gives the right to compete in the race and to use all the services provided by the Organising Committee: drink and food stations, technical and medical assistance, shower and pasta party, massage, bike parking and medal at the finish. Every other expense is in charge of the competitor.

5) The entry-fee is:

  • 38,00 € up to April 2nd
  • 43,00 € from April 3rd until May 28th
  • 48,00 € on Saturday, May 29th - deadline.

On-line entries will close Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m.
For those who cannot take part in the race, the OC gives the possibility to ask for the passage of fee (not starting number) to another cyclist. The request must be sent within 12.00 of Thursday 27th May to or fax +39 0462 501120, with all the data of the new racer. The fee for the name change is 10,00 € that will be requested at the bib collection. 

Entry-fees will not be returned for any reason and are not valid for next editions.
The exchange of bibs among competitors is forbidden and can lead to disqualification.

6) The starting numbers are assigned by the Organizing Committee with unquestionable sentence following the criteria of the table hereunder, this means calculating a percentage factor. This is calculated taking in consideration the participant’s ranking according to the number of participants (placement x 100 / participants):

Wave Bibs from - to % Marcialonga Craft 2018-2019 % other races 2019-2020-2021
1. 1-100 Top5M/ Top 3 F - 80/135km Top 3M/F 
2. 101-700 1-30% 1-25%


701-1600 30,01% -50% 25,01%-45%
4. 1601-2100 50,01%-90% 45,01%-85%

2100- on

3000 - on : No-license

90,01% - on 85,01% - on

If the group fills up, the racer will move to next available one. No seeding request will be taken in consideration on the race day nor at the race office.
For the seeding the lower percentage is considered. In case there are no Marcialonga results from 2018 or 2019 also other 2019-2020-2021 races could be taken into account if communicated on the entry-form.

7) Starting numbers collection is at the Race Office in Predazzo during the following hours:

  • Friday, 28th May 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 29th May 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 30th May 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

It is mandatory to present the specific voucher and an ID document.
The collection of the starting number by a delegate is allowed upon presentation of a proxy, the voucher and the copy of the ID document of the registered person.
For teams, a representative of the group can pick up all starting numbers, presenting the complete list of competitors signed by the Team President and the receipt of the total payment. Starting numbers may be prepared in a single package if it is requested to not later than Thursday, 27th May.
Starting numbers and gadgets will not be sent home if not collected at the race office. 
In case of clothing as gift, sizes are guaranteed only for Friday and Saturday collection. 

8) The timing service is provided by MySDAM, using MYLAPS ChampionChip technology. Participants are supposed to use a chip in order to have their race timed. They will be allowed to use their own personal chip or to rent a daily chip. Participants not using the chip or not fixing it properly on the bike won’t be listed in the official results. The general ranking will be drawn up considering the official time while the age category ranking will consider the real time.

9) The start is at 8:00 o'clock in Predazzo . The check-in at the gate begins at 7:00 a.m. and it is mandatory. Start in a previous gate will lead to disqualification.
The time limit is 5 hours for the medium distance and 8,5 hours for the long one. Those who do not pass in these times limits will be considered out of the race.
The distance between the two lengths can be chosen during the race.

10) The roads are open to the normal traffic: each competitor must observe the highway code and behave consequently. A service for collecting those who are no more able to continue is provided by the organisation.

11) Electronic passage checking will be set up by the Organising Committee: those who are not timed in these points will be disqualified. Moreover time-gates will be set.

12) It is mandatory to wear a helmet during the whole race, tightly fixed.

13) The use of private technical assistance is strictly forbidden and leads to disqualification. An appropriate assistance is provided by the organisation indicated along the course or the competitor can do it by her/himself.

14) For circumstances beyond one's control, the Organising Committee can decide to make changes to the race rules, to the course or even cancel the races.In case of cancellation the Organising Committee will guarantee to all the registered people the 50% discount on next year fee.

15) Complaints must be delivered to the Jury within half an hour after the end of the race, accompanied by a tax decided by ACSI. The fee will be refunded if the protest is accepted.

16) It must be clear that to take part in Marcialonga Craft it is necessary to be physically and technically well-prepared: for this reason each competitor, when entering the race, must be personally responsible for declaring to be properly trained.

17) The Organising Committee is authorized to apply penalties or disqualify competitors for unsportsmanlike conduct during the event. It is mandatory to use the dedicated points and containers for throwing away plastic and food waste. Dumping of waste outside the containers is forbidden. The OC is authorised to disqualify the competitors who do not respect this rule.

18) By sending the entry-form the competitor, together with the chief of the team, certifies that there are no sporting sanctions, civil and/or criminal penalties, even if granted, or ongoing investigations against her/him for acts relating to doping and declare not to have assumed or not assuming substances included in the list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The mendacious self-certification will be prosecuted according to law.

19) By sending the entry-form, competitors acknowledge and accept these rules, exempting the Organising Committee from any liability in case of damage done or suffered.For any other matter not in the present booklet, it is to be considered the U.C.I. Guidelines for Cycling Competitions.

As established in the Law D.Lgs. 196/03 Art.13, the personal details of competitors will be used for the database, the archives, the start and result lists, the photo-service, the different information and magazines, only by the people in charge of this job inside the Marcialonga Organising Committee, which is the named responsible as establish in the same law Art. 11. It is possible at any time to require the Privacy Rights of the D.Lgs. 196/03 Art. 7.



I agree to the storage of my data. The data will be handled according to the substitutive decreed article 13 no. 196/2003.

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