What is the 2VS?

The Two Volcano Sprint is a single-stage, self-supported bicycle challenge starting and finishing at south Italy’s two iconic volcanoes, Mt. Vesuvio and Mt. Etna. The route crosses through National Parks, rural mountain villages, Calabrese forests, the panoramic Amalfi and Cilento coastline and the Appenine mountain range. With over 1,ooo kilometers and 24,000+ meters of elevation gain, the 2VS is a challenge for even the strongest of cyclists.

When

The 2VS 2021 starts on Friday, October 15th,  at 05:00am at the foot of Mt. Etna, Nicolosi. 

The Rules

As with all self-supported adventure races, riders must cycle the fixed GPX route completely self-powered and unassisted, carrying their own gear and acquiring any food, water, resources or lodgings at commercially available services. Riders must carry a GPS tracker, that should be turned on at all times. Drafting is not permitted unless riding in a pair. To make the finisher’s party, riders must complete the course within 110 hours. There is no prize money or reward for participants except the satisfaction of having pushed their legs and limits, explored another part of this planet and contributed towards improving the lives of people living on it.

The Goal

The Two Volcano Sprint is a not-for-profit event promoting eco-sustainability in south Italy. Thanks to sponsors covering organizational costs, 100% of the riders’ entry fees, after tracker rental, go towards an annual sponsorship grant. Every year, the 2VS association offers this grant to a project, initiative or service that positively impacts nature preservation, environmental sustainability, or climate action, while boosting economic growth for local communities

Annual sponsorship award project

The Davida Association is a non-profit company that started a collection project purchasing food parcels and supplies distributed throughout the Napoli/Salerno region during the Covid-19 lockdowns. The Two Volcano Sprint was created to reinforce this not-for-profit organisation, using participants’ registration fees to fund an annual project focused on eco-sustainability in southern Italy.
In light of the global pandemic, funding raised from the 2VS events of 2019 – 2021 went towards supporting families and individuals whose livelihoods were affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. Three truck loads of care packages with enough supplies to sustain families and individuals living under difficult conditions for a week, were distributed throughout the first half of 2020. Eight tons of canned and dry supplies were donated in the first half of 2021.
The not-for-profit purchased and distributed close to one hundred tablets to schools in the communities of Ercolano and Nicolosi, for children without a computer or tablet for online learning after schools across Italy shut down.
All parcels, tablets and supplies were purchased and delivered by the 2VS team personally and given directly to accredited distribution organizations, without any intermediary.
In these trying times, helping others in need is its own reward. If you are not able to participate in the cycling event, but would like to contribute towards our projects, you can donate directly through Paypal using the 2VS email: twovolcanosprint@gmail.com
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Registration

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Race map 2021

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2VS 2021 RESULTS

Position Overall Start # Name Result AVG Speed
1st 1st 12 Andrew Phillips 65 hrs 4 mins  18.03 KM/H
2nd 2nd 66 Christian Englert 66 hrs  17.77 KM/H
3rd 3rd 72 Gautier Bonnecarrère 67 hrs 35 mins  17.36 KM/H
4th 4th 63 Christophe Dijkmans 67 hrs 54 mins  17.27 KM/H
5th 5th 26 Steven Le Hyaric 69 hrs 4 mins  16.98 KM/H
6th 6th 65 Lukas Neubeck 69 hrs 30 mins  16.88 KM/H
7th 7th 62 Brendan Cassidy 72 hrs 24 mins  16.2 KM/H
8th 8th 11 Fiona Kolbinger 74 hrs 15 mins  15.8 KM/H
9th 9th 93 Julien Roissard 76 hrs 48 mins  15.27 KM/H
10th 10th 51 Cristian Auriemma 77 hrs 50 mins  15.07 KM/H
11th 11th 55 Thomas Ceyrowsky 81 hrs 25 mins  14.41 KM/H
12th 14th 61 Daan Marsmans 83 hrs 46 mins  14 KM/H
13th 15th 17 Leighn Chambers 84 hrs 37 mins  13.86 KM/H
14th 16th 88 Wim Verheyen 85 hrs 5 mins  13.79 KM/H
15th 17th 99 Eloi Miquel Arcarons 86 hrs 12 mins  13.61 KM/H
16th 18th 37 Jaco Wessels 86 hrs 58 mins  13.49 KM/H
17th 21st 109 Colin Smith 88 hrs 27 mins  13.26 KM/H
18th 22nd 30 Fanny Bensussan 89 hrs 1 min  13.18 KM/H
19th 23rd 43 Jason Black 92 hrs 59 mins  12.62 KM/H
20th 24th 36 Thomas Jacquelinet 93 hrs 22 mins  12.56 KM/H
21st 27th 80 Julien Morret 95 hrs 35 mins  12.27 KM/H
22nd 28th 28 Nicola Shaw 99 hrs 13 mins  11.82 KM/H
23rd 29th 39 Dragomir Titei 100 hrs 49 mins  11.64 KM/H
24th 30th 34 Gerco Beekhof 100 hrs 51 mins  11.64 KM/H
25th 31st 89 Emiel Maelfait 102 hrs 42 mins  11.42 KM/H
26th 34th 14 Sarah Cinquini 104 hrs 49 mins  11.19 KM/H
27th 35th 105 Andrea Boscolo 105 hrs 13 mins  11.15 KM/H
28th 36th 91 Nicholas Mead 105 hrs 15 mins  11.15 KM/H
29th 38th 101 Markus Spieth 106 hrs  11.07 KM/H
30th 40th 64 Frieder Backu 108 hrs 5 mins  10.85 KM/H
31st 41st 50 William Palmer 108 hrs 24 mins  10.82 KM/H
32nd 42nd 16 Paul Gannon 109 hrs 8 mins  10.75 KM/H
33rd 43rd 32 Niel Copeland 109 hrs 8 mins  10.75 KM/H
34th 44th 97 Niklas Hanses 109 hrs 19 mins  10.73 KM/H
35th 45th 53 Jakob Klaer 109 hrs 27 mins  10.72 KM/H
36th 48th 86 Marianne Thissen-smits 111 hrs 34 mins  10.51 KM/H
37th 49th 41 Per Arne Janssen 111 hrs 48 mins  10.49 KM/H
38th 51th 103 James Armshaw 113 hrs 12 mins 10.36 KM/H
39th 56nd 76 Frederick Aubry 114 hrs 57 mins  10.21 KM/H
40th 53rd 27 Bryan Averre 114 hrs 57 mins  10.21 KM/H
41st 54th 21 Andrea Seiermann 117 hrs 23 mins 9.99 KM/H
42nd 55th 57 Renato Caudiullo 118 hrs 12 mins  9.92 KM/H
43rd 56th 22 Thomas Chateau 119 hrs 50 mins  9.79 KM/H
44th 57th 87 Frank Scholler 125 hrs 46 mins 9.33 KM/H
45th 58th 102 Robert Reinecke 133 hrs 4 mins 8.82 KM/H
46th 59th 25 Peter Boynton 134 hrs 8 mins  8.75 KM/H
47th 61st 35 Derek Gamblin 135 hrs 52 mins  8.63 KM/H
48th 62nd 71 Nerijus Pudziuvelis 139 hrs 16 mins 8.42 KM/H
49th 63rd 84 Douglas Migden 154 hrs 24 mins 7.6 KM/H
50th 64th 24 Lisa Pfeiffer 159 hrs 50 mins 7.34 KM/H

PAIRS:

Position Overall Start # Name Result AVG Speed
1st 12th 69 Sofiane Sehili 82 hrs 5 mins  14.29 KM/H
1st 13th 69 Adrien Liechti 82 hrs 6 mins  14.29 KM/H
2nd 19th 75 Martin Waldenberger 87 hrs 10 mins  13.46 KM/H
2nd 20th 75 Christoph Fuhrbach 87 hrs 10 mins  13.45 KM/H
3rd 25th 18 Louis Rostren 94 hrs 49 mins  12.37 KM/H
3rd 26th 18 Germain Omnes 94 hrs 50 mins  12.36 KM/H
4th 32nd 96 Tom Bukowski 103 hrs 23 mins  11.35 KM/H
4th 33rd 96 Simon Pope 103 hrs 23 mins  11.34 KM/H
5th 37th 42 Marek Polacek 105 hrs 25 mins  11.13 KM/H
5th 39th 42 Ian Appleby 108 hrs 3 mins  10.86 KM/H
6th 46th 33 Alex Armstrong 109 hrs 57 mins  10.67 KM/H
6th 47th 33 Adam Heyburn 109 hrs 57 mins  10.67 KM/H
7th 60th 90 Ad Mulders 135 hrs 16 mins  8.67 KM/H
7th 66th 90 Mike Janssen 7.48 KM/H

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