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.


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


2021 Registration is closed

Race map 2021



Rider N° Name   Country      
11 Fiona Kolbinger Germany      
15 Kai Magne Barstad Norway      
16 Paul Gannon United Kingdom      
17 Leighn Csontos Chambers United Kingdom      
20 Giulio Minniti Italy      
21 Andrea Seiermann Germany      
23 Ede Harrison United Kingdom      
24 Lisa Pfeiffer Germany      
25 Peter Boynton United Kingdom      
26 Steven Le Hyaric France      
27 Bryan Averre United Kingdom      
28 Nicola Shaw United Kingdom      
29 Ulrich Bartholmoes Germany      
13 Robert Britton United Kingdom      
30 Fanny Bensussan France      
22 Thomas Chateau France      
32 Niel Copeland United Arab Emirates      
34 Gerco Beekhof Netherlands      
35 Derek Gamblin United Arab Emirates      
109 Colin Smith United Kingdom      
107 James Runnicles United Kingdom      
79 Laurent Niederst France      
37 Jaco Wessels United Kingdom      
38 Ben Davies United Kingdom      
40 Liam Lynch United Kingdom      
41 Per Arne Janssen Germany      
43 Jason Black Ireland      
36 Thomas Jacquelinet France      
100 Julie Elder United Kingdom      
45 Nick Underhill-Day United Kingdom      
98 Hashim Hassan Somalia      
47 Veit Köster Germany      
48 Alexander Kopp Austria      
49 Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos-Darginis United Kingdom      
77 Tolga Alpagot Turkey      
50 William Palmer United Kingdom      
51 Cristian Auriemma Italy      
52 Francesco Pizzo Italy      
53 Jakob Klaer Germany      
85 Greg Melia United Kingdom      
54 Emanuel Matti Austria      
55 Thomas Ceyrowsky Germany      
56 Joe Rass-Court Spain      
59 Alfred Bonasera Germany      
57 Renato Caudullo Italy      
58 Patrick Doupe Germany      
102 Robert Reinecke Germany      
60 Tomasz Rozmiarek Poland      
61 Daan Marsmans Netherlands      
12 Andrew Phillips United Kingdom      
62 Brendan Cassidy Ireland      
63 Christophe Dijkmans Belgium      
74 Jonathan Sarkies United Kingdom      
64 Frieder Backu Germany      
65 Lukas Neubeck Germany      
66 Christian Englert Germany      
67 Martin Schneider Germany      
68 Christopher Greenan United Kingdom      
108 John Cooke United Kingdom      
103 Jim Armshaw United Kingdom      
71 Nerijus Pudziuvelis Lithuania      
72 Gautier Bonnecarrère France      
19 Giuseppe Colucci Italy      
104 Thomas Boury France      
73 Nicola Eccles United Kingdom      
76 Frederick Aubry France      
78 Francesco Ruggiero Italy      
81 Omar Di Felice Italy      
80 Julien Morret Belgium      
82 Iwan Runggaldier Italy      
83 Filippo Nicotra Italy      
84 Douglas Migden United States      
86 Marianne Thissen-Smits Netherlands      
105 Andrea Boscolo Italy      
31 Jean-Silviu Dupouy Republic of Moldova      
87 Frank Scholler Germany      
106 Christian Bel Germany      
88 Wim Verheyen Belgium      
39 Dragomir Titei Romania      
89 Emiel Maelfait Belgium      
91 Nicholas Mead United Kingdom      
92 Andrea Galanti Italy      
93 Julien Roissard France      
94 Leo Andrione Germany      
95 Philippe Ernst Greece      
97 Niklas Hanses Germany      
101 Markus Spieth Germany      
14 Sarah Cinquini Italy      
99 Eloi Miquel Arcarons Spain      


Rider N° Name Name Rider N° Country
69a Sofiane Sehili p. with: Adrien Liechti 69b France/Switzerland
75a Christoph Fuhrbach p. with: Martin Waldenberger 75b Germany
90a Ad Mulders p. with: Mike Janssen 90b Netherlands
42a Marek Polacek p. with: Fuzz Kit 42b Sweden
18a Germain Omnes p. with: Louis Rostren 18b France
33a Alex Armstrong p. with: Adam Heyburn 33b United Kingdom
96a Tom Bukouski p. with: Simon Pope 96b United Kingdom

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