Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia: May 17, 2015

The Giro d’Italia is preparing a present for cycling fans, to put under the Christmas tree, with registrations to enter the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia opening in December.

The ride will be held on Sunday the 17th May.

The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia will be held on the route of the Corsa Rosa’s Queen Stage – from Pinzolo to Aprica – and will run over the same climbs, the same descents, the same hairpins and the same distance that will test the pro riders days later, in what is one of the most keenly awaited days of the 2015 Giro d’Italia.

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia will have two courses: a long route that will cover entirely the whole 175 km of the Pinzolo to Aprica stage, facing the climbs of Campo Carlo Magno, Passo del Tonale, Aprica, Mortirolo before the final climb towards Aprica; and a medium route, which will end after 102 km on the first passage in Aprica.

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