At a dinner in Valdobbiadene after Stage 3, Ernesto Colnago, and Rob Klingersmith and Matteo Gerevini (founders of Gran Fondo USA LLC) presented the Gran Fondo USA program for 2010. For next year the Granfondo Colnago will be expanding to Philadelphia.
The San Diego event is scheduled for 7 March, 2010, and the Philadelphia event is scheduled for Sunday, August 8, 2010.
At this year's event Ernesto Colnago spent a day at a San Diego bike shop signing all kinds of memorobilia (http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/2009/03/ernesto-colnago-frame-signing.html). I hope he'll be prepared for the east-coasters!
A video report of the San Diego event: http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/2009/03/gran-fondo-colnago-san-diego-video.html
Photo: event log; L-R, Rob Klingersmith, Ernesto Colnago, Matteo Gerevini in Valdobbiadene
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