Ernesto Colnago was on hand in the hall of the
prestigious Palazzo Todeschini Vinessa, Desenzano del Garda, on December 23rd to inaugurate the first edition of Colnago Cycling Festival Desenzano
del Garda and Desenzano del Garda 2nd Gran Fondo Colnago.
Joining Ernesto Colnago in kicking off the official work for the event were Mayor Rosa Leso (above with Ernesto Colnago) and Councillor for Sport Righetti.
of all, I want to thank the mayor and the authorities, I have had a house here for so many years that I feel like a Desenzanese," said Colnago. "The last edition of the granfondo went very well. There is much interest from foreigners in this event. Desenzano is known for its lake, art and culture, and now I wish that it will be also known for cycling."
The Colnago Cycling Festival will be a three day weekend of cycling in Desenzano del Garda on Lago di Garda, from 2 to 4 May, 2014. Events include the granfondo , the first Lake Garda Circuit Randonneur (200KM or 100 Km; ACP-Audax Club Parisien-regulations apply), and the "Garda Legends" event for vintage “eroica” bikes.
All the details here.
for the granfondo is open now at 30 € until December
31: from 1 January 2014 until 6 April, the price will be 35 € and 40 € from April 7 to 30 .
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