BikingMan Corsica Sprint Race | Race type
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From May 29th to June 3rd 2023
BikingMan Corsica #6

Here comes the 6th edition of our mythical stage in Corsica! Who never dreamt to cycle around the island of beauty? From Biguglia next to Bastia, you will cross the spectacular mountains of the Regional Natural Park to reach the south of the island. You will then follow the West coast towards the North, passing by its enchanting beaches, the Balagne region and through the desert of Agriates to finish with the final bouquet the Cap Corse.

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BikingMan CORSICA in numbers

CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace Start Biguglia
CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1.000 km
CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal elevation 18.000 m
CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime Limit 5 days – 120 hours
CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 2

History and symbols of Corsica

One of the legends on the origin of the name given to the island of Corsica teaches us that the Greeks would have called it Kallistê (in ancient Greek: “the most beautiful”). True or false, this mythical island is the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea and offers an extraordinary cycling experience. Its topography makes it a mountain emerging from the sea.
The fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica was part of the Republic of Genoa for a long time before becoming a French department during the revolution on January 15, 1790.
Its immense forests and its many peaks located at 2,000 meters above sea level have long been a challenge for its potential invaders to enter its lands. The island has a rich and preserved biodiversity with many protected reserves. Its mountains, snow-capped in winter, lead to demanding passages. Expect an experience rich in ascents, at the best climatic/tourist period.

The course of Corsica is 100% on asphalt road. However, the quality of the roads may vary. The course is very mountainous.
For this reason, we recommend:

  • Road or gravel bike
  • MINIMUM 25mm tires
  • Disc brakes
  • Transmission: 50-34 (front) – 11-32 cassettes (rear)

For your safety, you are required to bring the following equipment with you in order to participate in the race. The organization will make sure that you are in possession of the mandatory equipment when checking in the athletes and bikes.

  • GPS tracker – provided by the organization
  • 1x set of 4 spare AAA batteries (ideally lithium) (for the GPS tracker)
  • Bike GPS – Wahoo / Garmin type or equivalent
  • 1x bicycle helmet
  • 1x front light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x rear light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x bicycle pump (mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • 1x inner tube + 1x repair kit (patch + glue + tire changer – mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • Water bottles for a minimum capacity of 1.5l of water (1x 750ml water bottle provided to each athlete by the organization)
  • 1x pair of gloves
  • Reflective clothing (eg: Audax vest, yellow safety vest…)
  • 1x survival blanket
  • 1x jacket or jersey with light rain protection, ideally with a hood
  • Warm protection for the cool nights in Corsica (eg: leg and/or arm warmers)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and charging device (eg: dynamo or USB battery)
  • Passport + paper or digital copy of your passport (keep a copy of your passport in your personal cloud)

You can find all the documents for the race on the dashboard space

Find useful information on the logistics and the race schedule below. The start of the race is in Biguglia (south of Bastia). You can get there either by plane to Bastia airport, or by ferry to Bastia from France or Italy.

  • Check-in: Saturday May 27th – from 2pm to 6pm and Sunday May 28th from 9am to 12pm.
  • Pre-race briefing: May 28th at 2pm.
  • Race Start: Monday May 29th at 5am.
  • CP1: Location to be confirmed
  • CP2: Location to be confirmed
  • Closing party: Friday June 2nd at 8pm (to be confirmed).
  • Race cutoff time: Saturday June 3rd at 5am.

The participants Board

Corsica is a special event where each year the BikingMan Family comes together in force with nearly half of the participants who have already completed a BikingMan. If it’s your first time, it’s a perfect opportunity to meet the aficionados of the circuit.
You have also to the replay of the previous edition to help you plan your strategy and prepare yourself as well as possible.

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • BikingMan Goodies (numbered cap, BikingMan by Multari dessert)
  • GPS tracker for security and live-tracking
  • Brevet card to stamp your progression
  • Race manual with GPS track
  • Access to the bikepark secured by Wheelskeep
  • Bag storage during the race

Security

  • Equipment checking before the start
  • Race Briefing for all participants
  • Race angels at checkpoints and on the road
  • Marshals on the road, to ensure safety
  • SOS function on the tracker
  • Medical on-call available 24 hours a day
  • Communication group dedicated to the athletes

Media Coverage

  • Radio Cyclo studio to give you the floor
  • OWAKA Livetracking platform in real time
  • Media cars to immortalize your exploits
  • Professional photographers and videographers on the road
  • Race animation on social networks

After the race

  • Finisher Medal
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Pietra’s finisher beer
  • Prize pool and finishers’ goodies
  • Projection of the film of the end of the race
  • Personal photo gallery in low resolution to share about your adventure
  • The experience of a unique adventure with the BikingMan family

Optional services

  • Hotel partners with negotiated rates
  • Insurance to cover you during the event
  • Shuttle from/to the airport/port to the race village
  • Bike mechanics accessible during the check-in
  • Massage service to help you recover from your adventure
  • Photo Packs in HD and personnalized
  • Personal video packs of your best moments

What I will find at checkpoints

  • Race Angels present for your comfort 24 hours a day
  • Rest area with self-service mattress for micro-naps <1h
  • Power supply to recharge your equipment (gps, lights etc.)
  • Water supplies and PunchPower energy bars
  • Hot coffee by FastClub Café

Participants testimonials

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