Ciclismo Classico is happy to announce its partnership with the Gran Fondo Fausto Coppi, an event that takes place in Piedmont, near the border with France, on the 8th of July, 2012: a special edition because this will be the 25th anniversary of this famous amateur race.
One of our goals is to allow our hardcore-cyclist guests to participate in a once-in-a-life-time experience, in which they will ride with a lot of Italian cyclists and will accomplish the daunting task of gaining almost 15,000 feet of elevation in one day on one of the most famous Gran Fondos in Italy, named after one of the greatest Italian cyclists ever: Fausto Coppi.
The Gran Fondo starts at 7:00 am in Cuneo and ends in the same town. It features two different options: There's "medium," 70 miles with 8,200 feet of elevation gain; and "long," 123 miles and 14,760 feet of elevation.
You will enjoy the scenery, while climbing the Col di Sampeyre and della Fauniera, the fabulous support, the local foods, and the post-event celebration. Among other amenities we are excited to announce that there will be a special surprise for our guests on the day before the race, and also that in the race packet you will receive the famous Fausto Coppi jersey that has become by now a very much worldwide sought-after item for passionate collectors among the cyclists.
In order to help our guests to be prepared for this special event, we have designed a tour called Classic Climbs of Champions: Alps More Miles for Less that allows our clients to get ready for this Gran Fondo, riding in the same area where the event takes place and honing one’s own cycling skills before the race day!
This tour is available on different dates but only the departure of June 30th features the 3-day extension to enjoy Torino and the Gran Fondo Fausto Coppi.
Please give us a call on 800-866-7314 for more details. We look forward to riding with you on these classic climbs: Andiamo! Forza! Forza!