Timekeeping will take place on two sections:
on the ascent to the Gotthard Pass and on the ascent from Madrano to Ronco (Cresta).
Ambrì: the start
The start takes place in Ambrì and after the transfer to Airolo, the ascent to the Gotthard Pass begins via the Tremola. The old road is a masterpiece of engineering and still retains much of its original paving from 1800.
The difference in altitude of 932 metres and the average gradient of 7.4% allow all cyclists to reach their full potential. Its spectacular nature is due to the cobbles that have earned it the name "Paris-Roubaix of the Alps". The uniqueness of the landscape makes it a must do for all cyclists.
The climb to Altanca
After the Gotthard pass, the descent goes back to the village of Airolo and then on to Madrano. The second measured climb starts at 1200 m.a.s.l. and has a gradient of 5% to 8%. After the hairpin bends of Madrano and the arrival in Brugnasco, the gradients become stable and quite flat. On arrival in Altanca, the efforts are rewarded with a spectacular view of the Leventina valley.
Finish in style
After the village of Altanca, the road flattens out and the descent begins, giving you time to admire the beautiful panorama of the entire region. The finish is in Ronco (Cresta), at 1418 m.a.s.l.. Then the descent begins, leading back to Ambrì to the finish.