Thursday, June 4, 2009

Granfondo Eddy Merckx

The 3rd edition of the Granfondo Eddy Merckx was held on a beautiful June 2nd in Rivalta di Brentino Belluno (Verona province). Eddy Merckx, Mario Cipollini, Michele Bartoli and Nicola Milani joined the more than 1,000 participants.

Participants in the 148 km, granfondo, distance confronted 1,740 meters of climbing including the challenging Lumini and San Valentino climbs.

This pre-race route reconnaissance video/ slide show captures the beauty of the cycling available less than 30 Km from Verona:

If you would like to organize a tour to Verona and the Veneto region contact me so I can put you in touch with my friend Eros Poli (Italian national champion, 1984 Olympic Gold medalist, winner of the Mont Ventoux stage of the Tour de France, and more). Eros lives in Verona and can customize a tour to meet your needs.

Photos: event photos

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