A wonderful day with summer temperatures accompanied the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia in Cividale del Friuli, the second stage of the triptych of amateur races organized by RCS Sport. March 6, it all began with the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche, which had closely followed the race of the professionals of the previous day and had seen departing even the winner of the Sienese classic, Fabian Cancellara with all the Trek Segafredo’s team.
Then, last Sunday, it was the turn of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia. A stunning ride (141,2 km) across the Friuli-Venezia Giulia, up and down on the same roads that on May 20 had been the scene of roaring 13th stage of the Corsa Rosa, who he had seen the success of Spanish Mikel Nieve with the historical pink jersey conquered by the Costa Rican Andrey Amador. Over 1500 cyclists were able to emulate Nibali and all the other Giro riders, having also the possibility to prefer the more affordable Medio Fondo (82.4 km). In addition to the fatigue in the saddle, everyone was able to breathe in the atmosphere of a stage of the Giro across the Friuli, because the dominant color was pink and in all the towns crossed by the Gran Fondo, with many people along the road to applaud the passage of you daredevils who live cycling with passion.
To complete the triptych now you just need to look to the Piedmont Alps where July 24 is waiting for the Gran Fondo Sestriere – Colle delle Finestre. Recently added in the prestigious circuit of Marmotte Gran Fondo Series, the race will start and end on the Colle of Sestriere, which last year applauded the triumph by the Sardinian Fabio Aru in the penultimate stage of the Tour. But before reaching the finish line, you will have to face the redoubtable Colle delle Finestre: 18.5 kilometers of ascent with the last 7.8 kilometers made even more stunning by the unpaved road. Are you ready for a new challenge?