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Saturday 06 April 2019


10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Race Office: Athletes' reception and delivery of the Participation Kit

10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Bike Expo and Stands

10 a.m. Activities for children (Academia da Volta)

8 p.m. Closure

Sunday 07 April 2019


6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Secretariado: Athletes' reception and delivery of the Participation Kit

7:30 a.m. Opening of the exit boxes in the starting area

8:00 a.m.  Start Granfondo Lisboa

10 a.m. Opening of the Food Court

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bike Expo and Stands open

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Academia da Volta open

12:00 p.m. Expected arrival of the first Gran Fondo athletes'

12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch at the end of the course

3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Parque das Nações - Lisboa

Parque das Nações was built to host the 1998 World Expo, better known as Expo 98, whose theme was "The Oceans: a Heritage for the Future". This exhibition is a great world fair that brings together dozens of countries and companies and takes place since 1851.

To host the fair, the city of Lisbon has developed a major urbanization and redevelopment project to transform an old degraded area on the east coast of its territory, at the edge of the Tagus River, in one of the most interesting areas of the city.

The most practical way to get to Parque das Nações is by metro to Estação do Oriente, which is part of the red line, the same one that leads to Lisbon Airport. The Gare do Oriente, as it is also called, is one of the main stations of the city and from there trains depart to various cities in Portugal. The station also serves as a bus terminal, with several bus lines to other parts of the city and its surroundings.

The architecture of the station is a true work of art, with a large structure of iron, steel and glass. It was designed by the Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava.

The park also functions as an open air museum with dozens of works of art such as sculptures, paintings, mosaics on the sidewalks and urban interventions.

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Parque das Nações
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8:00 a.m.
TIME OF DEPARTURE

Timetable for the passing of the race if it takes place earlier in certain points of the course.

 

 

KM 0 - KM 32
RUNWAY WITH CONTROLLED SPEED

The placement of Roda Livre at km 32 (after crossing Belas) was the only solution approved by the authorities to overcome the continuous and densely populated urban belt that lies north of Lisbon.

Given the characteristics of this sector, almost always flat, with good tread and without great obstacles, the organization will try to maintain a pace that allows the squad to flow together, but without running over (average approximately 20 -25 km / h).

 

KM 32 - KM 88
FREE WHEEL

The chronometer will count from km 0, continuing to count after the Free Wheel to determine the time of the 1st Timed Sector that finishes in Sobral de Montagraço, where will be installed a Goal with the count of the time.

The time taken on arrival at this point will determine the Final Classification and podiums of Granfond Lisboa 2019.

 

KM 88 - KM 117
NEUTRALIZED SECTOR

Upon arrival at Sobral de Montagraço, where the 2nd solid and liquid refueling will be installed, participants will enter a neutralized sector where:

They will continue in Free Wheel, that is, the dynamics is in all common to any other Granfondo only with the particularity of the stopwatch not being counted. The athletes will be able to stop or not in the refueling, to wait or not for the companions and to adopt the most convenient pace, since they enter the 2nd sector timed before the time limit (13:30). The organization will not force any athlete to stop, nor will there be controlled walking.
The fact that it is neutralized does not mean that safety is minimized. The athletes' passage continues to be framed by the security forces and the organization's device.
The fact that this sector is neutralized is related to the need for all participants to be more present and more able to comply with one of the main rules that must be respected throughout the course and which underlies all the Granfondos around the world. Participants must comply with the Road Code Rules, namely having to respect their hand and stop to give priority to other vehicles. By making this sector neutralized and without a stopwatch, all participants will be able to comply with this basic rule without being penalized and without having the stopwatch pressure. This is not to say that this sector is unprotected from the security forces that frame the test, on the contrary. Major intersections or places where athletes may have to stop (for brief moments) to give way to other vehicles or for other security reasons, will be framed by security forces.

 

KM 117 - KM 128
2nd CRONOMETRADO SECTOR - SPRINT GF LISBOA

At km 117 participants will enter the North - South section of the IC2, a track with a motorway profile that will be exceptionally closed for the passage of GF Lisbon. This point marks the beginning of the second timed sector that will finish in Meta, installed in Av. D. João II next to the Campus of Justice. This whole sector will be carried out on roads. A small neutralized connection course (700 m) will connect the goal and the Pavilion of Knowledge, where all the reception structures will be installed to the athletes.

This 2nd Timed Sector, named SPRINT GF Lisboa, will have its own classification, based on the same categories of other classifications.

Although it may have some resemblance to the dynamics of a counter-clock, it can not be strictly designated as such, since athletes enter the timed section without stopping, and athletes can start and carry out the whole course in a group.

 

 

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