In a week's time, Livigno, Italy, will see the kick-off of the 17th Annual La Pedeleda, a four-day event that will see riders from all over Europe. Riders will be treated to expansive views of the Italian Alps as well as an all-inclusive race experience. Riders opting for the four-day La Pedaleda Tour will face four challenging stages. The race starts off with an individual time trial of 16km, while the next day riders will face the clock yet again, only this time its all uphill, as riders climb 850 meters over 5.5km. After the uphill time trial, riders will test their climbing legs yet again with a grueling hill climb, with the rider who makes it the furthest before putting a foot down receiving top honors. The fourth and final stage takes the form of the La Pedaleda Marathon, where riders can choose between 40km and 80km distances.
Throughout the race, riders can look forward to nightly entertainment, with a nighttime trials show and a VIP kermesse among the highlights. Also noteworthy, Livigno is a duty-free town, meaning those post-stage brews won't have to cost you an arm and a leg. This is good, seeing as you'll definitely need both to face the challenging terrain the Alps can dish out.