Thursday, August 23, 2012
GranFondo Campagnolo Roma
The planned GranFondo Roma has now become the GranFondo Campagnolo Roma. Campagnolo, the historic Italian brand, is coming back to the GranFondo circuit. To do that, what a better occasion to organize the most exciting GranFondo in Rome, the eternal city that thanks to its ancient history and its treasures it is the one of the most beautiful place to visit in the world.
Rome and Campagnolo represent the best of the Italian tradition, innovation, uniqueness and prestige. The relation between Campagnolo and Rome demonstrate the strategy to invest in a global sport event, a unique arena for all the cycling enthusiast and a great opportunity to share the excellence of Italian sport culture and manufacturing.
For the first time in Italy, the center of a big city will accommodate the GranFondo, the rider's village and the departure/finish line. Fori Imperiali, the Coliseums and the Campidoglio will be the background of the first GranFondo Campagnolo Rome.
On October 14, 2012, thousands of cyclists will ride from Terme di Caracalla, passing thru the Rome city center, and will continue on the Appia Antica. Tworoutes, one of 91 kilometers and the other of 145 kilometers will take cyclists thru the hills of Castelli Romani, roads that during past years have seen champions like Moser, DeVlaemink, Fondriest, Tafi, Bugno, Bettini, Bartoli and Pozzato.
GrandFondo Campagnolo Rome will also include a time trial climb with a maximum grade of 15%.
But, that is not all. Starting with this first edition, GranFondo Campagnolo Rome will be active partner of GranFondo NewYork that will take place the next 20th of May.
Visit Rome and live one of the most exciting cycling experiences!
The event website is www.granfondoroma.it
Should you want the convenience of having everything organized for you can contact Eros Poli via www.eros-poli.com; his package here. Hanging out and riding with a TdF Mont Ventoux stage winner and Olympic Gold medalist is always fun.
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