The Capoliveri Legend Cup is held in the second weekend of May, when the breathtaking natural beauty of Monte Calamita is at its best
. Over the years this event has become more and more important. The VII edition of the Capoliveri Legend Cup that will be held on May 15th 2016 will be on the 2016 World Marathon Series International Circuit, bringing back to the island a mountain bike race that is of world level, and that was last held on Elba 22 years ago.
The race is held along the tracks of the Bike Park in Capoliveri, in the area of Monte Calamita, without a doubt one of the most suggestive parts of Elba, as well as being the famous route of the Cross Country World Cup held in April 1994, (and considered by the press one of the best races in the XX century).
The 2016 UCI World Marathon Series International Circuit will start in South Africa on February 20th and will end in Brazil on November 6th. Some of the most important stages are the one in Houffalize Belgium, or the famous one in Roc D'Azur in France, and besides the Capoliveri Legend Cup there are another two stages in Italy: the Sella Ronda Hero di Selva in Val Gardena and the Tiliment Marathon Bike in Spilimbergo, also two of the most famous and popular races on marathon distance in Europe.
The Capoliveri Legend Cup is also valid for the Italian International Marathon, for the Scapin Italian MTB Awards national circuit and the Toscana MTB Tour.
The Bike Park in Capoliveri is considered a paradise on earth by cyclists in Elba, because each of the five routes - 100 km all in all - is different in length and level of difficulty, and you can start at one then change to another. Each route is marked off with a different colour, and signposts give you all the information you may need (the name of the route, for example, which way to go, clear details of exactly where you are, and what the area is called if you want to check it on the map).
The competition also includes the Chiassi Cup, an exciting short race eliminator along the lanes (chiassi) and up and down the steps in the old part of Capoliveri,; it takes place on the Friday before the Capoliveri Legend Cup.
If you wish to know more about the routes and the programme of the 2016 Capoliveri Legend Cup visit our web site elbaeventi.it.