Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gran Fondo Nove Colli

The Gran Fondo Nove Colli, the largest granfondo in Italy, will be getting larger in 2010. Celebrating its 40th anniversary next year the rider limit has been raised to 12,000. Even at that there will be riders turned away. The race start is in Cesenatico, home of Marco Pantani, on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

For those who are interested in a package consisting of race entry and hotel accommodations registration opened on October 24th. This will guarantee a start in the third starting grid (blue grid).

If you are interested in race registration only, registration will open on November 28th.

Registration fees will go up this year to 50 Euro.

The official Nove Colli guide in English and Italian, in a PDF format, can be seen here. The official website is

Photos: event announcement; the start in Cesenatico

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