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Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini 2015
5th to 8th June 2015
In 2015 Sports Tours International are taking you to the best of the Italian Gran Fondo races. Now 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.
The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most beautiful (read tough) climbs in the world that echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi and Marco Pantani. The 2013 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 3rd 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!
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.
For 2015 we have teamed up with a local partner to offer this trip. The trip will be guided by Giro d’Italia, stage winner Andrea Ferrigato.
Planned itinerary for the 2015 event:Friday 5th June:
Join us directly at our hotel in Bormio or book onto our Milan Malpensa airport transfer. We will be operating one transfer at 16.00 (£90.00) with an expected journey time of 3.30 hours. We will spend 3 nights at the 3 star Hotel Larice Bianco with breakfast and evening meals included.
The hotel is excellently located in the centre of Bormio, close to both race registration and race start.
Hotel facilities include:
Dinner this evening in the hotel.Saturday 6th of June:
After breakfast those who are riding will have the chance to take part in a guided ride to the Motirolo. This brutal climb will need all of your strength to get to the top of this challenging climb. This legendary climb is 12.4km long, has an average gradient of 10.5%, and reaches a maximum gradient of 18%.
The record is held by 2 time Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Gotti at 42 minutes…how quick will you reach the top?
Today's guided ride will cover in total 80km and 1800m of climbing.
Today you will also need to visit the race expo, to collect you bib number and race pack.
For those that don’t wish to take part in the guided ride, today is free for enjoying the town of Bormio, enjoying the hotel wellness facility and getting ready for tomorrow's Gran Fondo.
This evening there will be a race briefing at the hotel along with dinner.Sunday 7th of June: The 2015 Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini
After an early breakfast we will ride the short distance to the start.
In 2015 the race starts at 07.30am from the centre of Bormio with the following schedule:
Race day bag service:
The finish of the race is at the top of the Stelvio. It can be very cold at this time of year and even colder on the descent. It is strongly recommended that participants bring a full set of winter cycling clothing – warm jacket, bib-tights, warm gloves and overshoes. You can put these items in your clothing bag, along with any other articles you may need. This bag will be supplied when you register together with a race number sticker that you will have to attach to the bag. The clothing bags will be collected at the start and transported to the finish where they will be safely stored until your arrival.
After the ride, there will be the Pasta Party back in Bormio and the prize giving ceremony at 16:00.
Evening meal in the hotel tonight.
Monday 8th of June:
UCI Racing Licence or Medical Certificate:
If you do not hold a UCI recognized licence, you will also need to buy a daily licence, when you collect your race bib, for approximately 15 Euros.
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