Tomorrow, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 7:10 am, the international judges will sent off the Elite Ladies on their 62 km/3.300 m track around the Sella mountain. The Start is located in front of the Tourist Office in Selva/Wolkenstein. Ten minutes later, the world’s best male marathon racers will take on the 84 km/4,300 m track. The fifth Südtirol Sellaronda HERO is part of the UCI Marathon Series. It is the seventh and last long-distance race ahead of the World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa next week.
“I’ve prepared intensely for the World Championshis and also completed a few races” says Urs Huber, the 2008 Swiss World Championship Bronze winner, adding: “Which is why I’m in tip-top shape for the HERO”. The winner of the 2012 UCI World
Series, German Steffen Thum’s primary goal is to win the UCI Marathon World Series again. “And the HERO is probably the most beautiful race among them”. His form is coming back after a knee injury in March. The two-fold HERO winner, Leonardo Paez, is also in good condition and hoping for a third gold. So far this season, he captured four races in Italy and the Alpentour in Austria.