Alpine Cup Stage 3 2023: Back to Italy from the Brenner Pass

The third stage of the Alpine Cup 2023 started along the ancient Roman road in the area of Igls, where the Time Trials valid for the 'City of Innsbruck' Trophy took place.

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After returning to Italy, the competitors tackled the Chronometric Tests at the Brenner Pass, passed through the Isarco Valley and the beautiful Pusteria Valley, and performed the first Time Trial of the day with a panoramic view of the 3 Cime di Lavaredo, finally immersed in a completely snow-covered landscape.

Before stopping for lunch, the crews tackled a block of Chronometric Tests at the foot of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Sorapiss and Monte Cristallo, before arriving at Lake Misurina, with its frozen waters on which the mountains are reflected. The atmosphere of the arrival at the lake was made even more magical by a light sleet that greeted the competitors at the finish line. Disembarking from their 1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, Joseph and Margot Calabrese enthusiastically recounted that they had come from Los Angeles for their first regularity race: 'it's crazy that only yesterday we passed through four different countries,' said Margot, 'we are having a great time and the places are incredible.

At the restart, the crews headed towards Cortina d'Ampezzo for a Stamp Control before the crossing of some of the best-known passes in the Dolomites such as the Giau, along which a downhill Media Stage was held, and the Valparola, on top of which the competitors enjoyed a panoramic break.

After the unique landscapes of Val Badia and Val Gardena, the route reached the Isarco Valley, where the last Chronometric Tests of the day were held in the territory of Laion. The third stage finally ended in the central square of Brixen.


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