Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2011 Gran Fondo Colnago, Miami

Miami hosted the final event of the 2011 Gran Fondo Colnago series, with stars from the world of professional cycling and Formula 1 joining 1500 participants from 46 countries.

Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich was the special guest for the event and he was joined by Giro d’Italia winners Gilberto Simoni and Stefano Garzelli. McLaren-Mercedes Formula 1 driver Jenson Button also took part.

The Gran Fondo Colnago Miami was the final event of the 2011 series. Others were held in San Diego, Los Angeles/Beverly Hills and Philadelphia. Colnago sponsored all the events.

“The USA Gran Fondo events are a great way for us to reach out to our clients in North America,” Alessandro Colnago said after riding with Ullrich and Button.

Satisfaction even from the organizing committee: “The year ends with the fourth Gran Fondo USA we planned, and also Miami, after San Diego, Los Angeles/Beverly Hills and Philadelphia has proved to be welcoming and warm for the emotion that it conveyed not only to the participants but also to ourselves, the organization staff” said Matteo Gerevini, the creator of this format that joins the cycling made in Italy with the American desire for quality events. “And for the next year, to these events we add two others in Nevada and Colorado”, commented Gerevini.”

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