GEMSE 2022 Regulations

The following rules and guidelines apply to all registrations for the GEMSE 2022 tour.

At the time of registration, the participant declares to have taken note and to accept all the provisions contained in these regulations.



  • The GEMSE cycling tour is affiliated with the (cycling calendar of the) NTFU. The next edition of The GEMSE will take place on Saturday 3 September 2022.
  • The possible distances are:
    • GEMSE 190: 190 km with +/- 6650 vertical meters.
    • GEMSE170: 170 km with +/- 5350 vertical meters
    • GEMSE 150: 150 km with +/- 5350 vertical meters
    • GEMSE 130: 130 km with +/- 3750 vertical meters
  • 4 climbs are included in this trip.

    • Stelvio from Prad am Stilfserjoch (all distances)

    • Mortirolo from Mazzo di Valtellina (all distances)

    • Gavia from Ponte di Legno (for 170 km and 190 km)

    • Stelvio now from Bormio (for 150 and 190 km)

  • In this edition, time is measured, but there is no formal ranking and no awards ceremony. Perhaps this will change in later editions.



  • When registering, you declare that you agree with the regulations.

  • Participation from the age of 18 (or younger if parents agree).
  • Tickets are registered and are not transferable.

  • Register via the official website;  




  • Registration in the San Valentino village is mandatory.

  • Registration takes place on Thursday and Friday evenings from 6.30-7.30pm

  • Mandatory at the time of registration is the submission of a medical certificate of up to 1 year of age (download model medical certificate) or a valid UCI license.

  • For safety reasons, and depending on developments, a check is made for symptoms of COVID19 upon registration.


Rules for participation:

  • The Gemse is not traffic-free

  • The climbs are on the main roads and outside of them you ride on parallel roads.

  • Follow cars or other transport are not allowed. In the event of material failure or break down, you can rely on the materials truck riding at the back of the riders.
  • You are expected to clean up your waste yourself, do not throw it on the roadside


Safety comes first (seeing and being seen):

  • Bicycle helmet mandatory!

  • Lighting and reflective elements mandatory!  Not only because of several tunnels, but also in case of bad weather.
  • If there is still COVID 19 at the time of the tour, the following rules apply during the tour. further observe all other applicable measures of the RIVM as well as the cycling-specific guidelines of the NFTU and KNWU.


Care stations:

  • On top of the Stelvio.

  • At the foot of the Mortirolo.

  • At the foot of the Gavia.

  • At the foot of the Stelvio in Bormio.

  • There is also a mobile post on the route.



  • Guidance along the way by motorbike and cars for safety and calamities.
  • There are also cars from the organization on the way
  • There is also medical assistance on the route (mobile)


Departure times + departure courses:

  • Start in Mals and finish at the top of the Stelvio or Bormio.
  • Start time: in groups from 6:00 am - 7:00 am.


Finish and intermediate times in Bormio .

  • Finish for the GEMSE 130 and GEMSE 170.

  • For participants in GEMSE 150 or GEMSE 190 who are not at the foot of the Stelvio in Bormio before 5.00 p.m., the tour also ends here.

  • Return transport is arranged for them by bus with trailer for the bicycles..


Finish and intermediate times on top of Stelvio .

  • To finish the route at the Stelvio, it is necessary to be in Bormio before 5.00 pm (measurement point of the assistance station).

  • Only participants who have finished and can start the descent of the Stelvio towards Prad before 6.30 pm are allowed to start the descent.

  • For the rest of the participants, transport by bus back to Mals will be arranged.

The organization reserves the right to:

  • To take participants off course in case of violation of the above rules. The participant is no longer entitled to a refund of the amount. Accompanying motorcyclists and persons at the emergency posts are also authorized by the organization.
  • Cancel the tour in extreme weather or when other dangerous conditions warrant it. This includes when developments around COVID19 give cause to do so. This is entirely at the discretion of the organization. In case of cancellation, no refund of the registration amount will be made. The registrations remains for the following year.