Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini 2014
30th May to 2nd June 2014
In 2014 Sports Tours International are taking you to the best of the Italian Gran Fondo races. Soon available is the Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini. We are pleased to offer all 3 distances including the long distance of 151km with over 4000m of climbing.
Please note that to be able to register for the long distance you either need a race licence or you need to provide a medical certificate.
The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most beautiful climbs in the world that echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi and Marco Pantani. Last year’s Giro d’Italia saw a single stage take in both of these legendary climbs for one of the most brutal stages of the race. Now for only the second time, the Grandondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to pit yourself against these legendary climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.
There are three routes on offer, including the addition of a new 60km and 1950m of climbing short route to compliment the medium and long routes. Riders will each receive a Granfondo Stelvio Santini cycling jersey – made in Italy by Santini Maglificio Sportivo – as part of their race pack. If you conquer the Stelvio and complete the Granfondo, you will also receive an exclusive ‘finishers only’ ImadelT cap!
Planned itinerary for the 2014 event:
Friday 30th May:
Book your flight to Bergamo where we will come to collect you. Our transfer will leave Bergamo at 15:00 and travel to our hotel in Bormio. We will spend 3 nights here on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.
Our hotel for this weekend is the Hotel Agriturismo Rini which is excellently located in Bormio at about 1km from the center of Bormio and the location of the registration and race pack collection plus the race start and finish
Saturday 31st of May:
After breakfast those who are riding will head over to get registered for tomorrow's event. After this, we will take the riders off for a short ride to recce the final section of the course.
This evening before we have dinner at the hotel there is a race briefing at 18.30. Apart from information about omorrow's race there will be special guests, live music and local delicacies and wine. Last year Tony Rominger was there.
Sunday 1st of June: The 2014 Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini
After an early breakfast we will ride the short distance to the start. The race starts at 07.30am from the center of Bormio.
Race bag service:
The finish of the race is at the top of the Stelvio. It can be very cold at this time of year. We will be present to support you along the route and we will also be waiting for you at the finish. We advise that you give us a bag with a full set of winter cycling clothing for the descent back down to Bormio after you have finished.
After the ride, there will be the Pasta Party back in Bormio and the prize giving ceremony at 16:00. We will meet for a post-race drink before going for dinner.
Monday 2nd of June:
After breakfast we leave Bormio and we will provide your transfer back to Bergamo airport. Please book flights after 14:00 from Bergamo airport.
£559 per person, based on two people sharing a Twin room.
Single supplement for the sole occupancy of a twin or double room: £99.
- 3 nights at hotel Agriturismo Rini in Bormio on dinner, bed and breakfast basis
- Bike storage at the hotel
- Transfers for you and your bike to and from Bergamo
- Daily minibus assistance for riders
- The services of our Sports Tours representatives
What's not included:
- Your flights to and from Bergamo airport
- Event entry (Available at £35)
- Any other meals and drinks to what is included above
- Travel insurance (Very important)
Twin to share:
If you would like to join us as a single traveller but you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our 'twin to share' option.
We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.
Simply click on the green button and select the twin to share option.
HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
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