Thursday, February 10, 2011

Il Salto della Capra, La Pinarello Cycling Marathon

In 2010 the Pinarello Granfondo was re-named to the La Pinarello Cycling Marathon. For the 2011 La Pinarello the "Il Salto della Capra", a very difficult climb that one of our readers wrote about last year, will be one of the highlights.

Andrea Pinarello and Valentina Peccolo feature in a very nicely done trailer for this year's event, definitely worth seeing:

Doesn't it make you want to be there?

The event website is

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