Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gran Fondo USA Acquired by Star Production SARL

Star Production SARL, a Monaco based company owning the Star Events and StarTour labels, has purchased Gran Fondo USA which established the Granfondo Colnago series beginning in 2009.

“Star Events is committed to delivering high-quality sports events, accessible to all levels of competition, and we are very excited about this entrance into the American Market,” says Georg Hochegger, CEO of Star Production SARL. ”Gran Fondo USA is the leading company in mass cycling events in the US market, and offers an ideal platform to develop our cycling division, expanding the current focus of our company.”

Gran Fondo USA was founded in 2008 by Matteo Gerevini and Rob Klingensmith who launched operations in 2009 with a Gran Fondo San Diego, the first Gran Fondo in the United States. “The success of our rides comes from our attention to details and our strong commitment to the ‘Made in Italy’ theme,” says Gran Fondo co-founder Matteo Gerevini. “We are proud of this partnership with Star Production, which will bring our operations to a new level and enable us to expand the series to other major cities in the coming years.” The Gran Fondo USA 2011 season includes San Diego, which was completed in April, and upcoming rides in Los Angeles (June 26), Philadelphia (August 14), and Miami (November 20).

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