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Gran Fondo Campagnolo Roma 2016
7th to 10th October 2016
Now in its 5th year, the 2016 Gran Fondo Campagnolo Roma will take place on Sunday 9 October and will close the 2016 Gran Fondo season for thousands of amateur cyclists, both from Italy and abroad. The Granfondo Campagnolo Roma offers an innovative formula that is very popular because it brings together enthusiasts of all types of cycling and of all ages, in the absolutely fantastic setting that is Rome.
The Colosseum, Circus Maximus and the Vatican are just some of the names that spring to mind when talking about this city that has influenced life throughout Europe and the world. The traditional starting point of the Gran Fondo Roma is right by the Colosseum, what better inspiration for a days cycling could you want? From here you will head out of the centre of Rome, into the countryside of the region of Lazio. En-route there are 4 timed climbing sections, with the highest summit at 746m (Rocca Priora). Once you have tackled the hilly countryside, you head back to Rome, for a glorious finish in the Eternal city.
Included with your travel package:
Available at additional cost:
There are 2 distances available: the Granfondo at 123 km with 1.970m of climbing, designed for trained riders and the “In Bici ai Castelli Romani” fun cycle, 62 km to Lake Albano, suitable for all fitness levels, e-bikes also accepted.
The main Granfondo route offers a ride steeped in history, starting in the heart of Rome and heading out into the beautiful countryside of the Castelli Romani tackling the climbs of:
As always, the main event will be the 120 km Granfondo that will take cyclists from Rome to the Castelli Romani (Roman hill towns) along an improved route but with an even more amazing start. Following the race start at the Colosseum, world icon of the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma, cyclists will go through the historical centre of the city: “The cyclists who come from outside the city and especially foreign cyclists ask for this privilege. – according to Gianluca Santilli, president of the Organising Committee – Rome and the Castelli Romani without traffic are a dream for cyclists and we are delighted to offer them this joy, which we hope will become a regular occurrence one day. This year Granfondo Campagnolo Roma joined the WACE circuit (World Association of Cycling Events), together with other great world capitals like New York, Ride London and Cape Town, and international events such as l’Etape du Tour and Vatternrundan in Sweden. In the saddle of your bike, you can enjoy fantastic experiences, starting from Rome that has no equal from a historical and cultural point of view”.
The Granfondo formula is the same innovative one that was so successful last October. Not only will there be a final classification, but the four timed climbs will also be recorded and prizes awarded. This idea is very popular because it gives riders the chance to put their skills to the test, both on the distance and on the climbs, the top challenge for a cyclist. At the same time, everyone can cycle together and experience a day of festivities around cycling and the bicycle.
Apart from the Granfondo on Sunday 9 October, there will be a number of other events: “in Bici ai Castelli”, open to all cyclists, club members and non, on all types of bicycle; and “L’Imperiale – The Appian Way”, reserved for bikes built before 1987. They will enjoy an exclusive route along the ancient Appian Way. There will also be lots of entertainment for the kids, culture, shows and stands to visit at the expo Village.
Don’t miss out on your chance to cycle through the magnificent streets of Rome on 9 October next!
Worldhotel Ripa Rome:
The hotel owners have devoted themselves to the mission of creating the ultimate room for their guests and providing you with the intimate and comfortable experience of a superior boutique hotel. Rome is a whirlwind city so they have created a haven for you to return to at the end of the day. Deftly combining light, airy spaces and an attention to detail, they have created a welcoming atmosphere that will make any guest reluctant to leave.
Whichever exceptionally designed room you decide on, all have around the clock Wi-Fi, access to the first-rate Fitness Suite and a fantastically rich buffet breakfast.
Planned itinerary for the 2016 event:
Friday 07th October 2016 – Arrival day
Saturday 08th October 2016 – Race registration and Expo
To collect your bib, you will be required to present at the expo:
After bib collection, the rest of your day is free to make sure that your bike is in full working order for tomorrow’s event and make any last minute adjustments that you need.
Sunday 9th October 2016 – Gran Fondo Campagnolo Roma
To ensure that you have the best experience and are able to take part, you need to make sure that you have the mandatory equipment with you:
Full race rules are available here.
During the event, your entry includes :
Once you finish the race, make your way back to the hotel, which is a short ride from the finish. You will need to break your bike down this evening, ready for tomorrow’s morning departure. Our rep will assist you with this.
Monday 10th October 2016 – Departure Day
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