The birth of the Capoliveri Legend XCO, with the inclusion of the race in the Internazionali
d'Italia Series as the 2nd stage of the circuit, is the realization of a project to further
enhance the Bike Area on Monte Calamita, by setting up a circuit to Modern Cross
Country to complete the Capoliveri Bike Park.
Project also supported by the Municipality of Capoliveri, which has always supported the
Elban Association, which strongly wanted to focus on this type of organizational event at
an international level, to give continuity to projects to enhance the outdoor offer in the
municipal area, already extensively created with the routes and permanent signs, the Capoliveri Legend Cup with thousands of participants every year, until the assignment of
the 2021 UCI MTB MARATHON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS on 02.10.2021.
The route of the Capoliveri Legend XCO is not impossible to the expert eyes of pro bikers,
but demanding with numerous changes in slope that leave little room for recovery to the
athlete. The location of the route, 5 km from the town of Capoliveri, is characterized by a
very particular context, on the terraces of the ancient iron mines of the Vallone, among the
colors of the earth that blend with the scents of the Mediterranean scrub, overlooking the
Tyrrhenian Sea in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, the Unesco MaB reserve.
Capoliveri Legend XCO is an event with a strong territorial vocation, also supported by the
tourism promotion body (Gestione Associata per il Turismo Visit Elba) which aims to
consolidate the relationship between the island, the world of bicycles and a tourist offer to
sign of sustainability.
The Capoliveri Legend XCO program will open on Saturday 3 April with youth
competitions, organized in collaboration with ASD Elba Bike. The athletes of the Beginners
and Allievi categories will battle in the morning with the Winter GP up for grabs, while the
Giovanissimi will compete in the afternoon with the Central Italy GP - Elba Bike Legend
On Monday 5 April it will be the turn of the Internazionali d’Italia Series competitions,
Juniores, U23 and Elite categories.
Never without Legend!