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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:

  • Free wi-fi
  • Laundry service for Cycling Clothes
  • Television Room
  • In room LCD television
  • Wellness centre including Sauna, Turkish Bath and Jacuzzi
  • Small gym
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private car park
  • Private garden with games for children
  • Sun terrace

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:

GRAN FONDO STELVIO SANTINI START: 7.30am (where: BORMIO, VIA AL FORTE)

TIME LIMIT IN BORMIO (before the start of the Stelvio climb): 14.15pm (where: food stop in PIAZZA DI COMBO, BORMIO)

AWARD CEREMONY: 16.00pm (where: BORMIO, PALAZZO DEL GHIACCIO)

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:
After breakfast we leave Bormio. If you have booked the airport transfer service, please book flights after 14:00 from Milan Malpensa airport.

UCI Racing Licence or Medical Certificate:
To take part in the long distance of 151 km, you are required to have either a UCI recognized Racing Licence or a recent medical certificate issued and stamped by your doctor. 

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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£559.00 per person, based on two people sharing a Twin room.
Single supplement for the sole occupancy of a twin or double room of £139.00.

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.

Other 2015 cycling events:
For our full list of cyclo-sportives and Gran Fondo cycling events in 2015, please click here

Training for your event:
To prepare for your big event takes dedication and training. Here at Sports Tours, we have a number of training camps on offer, that are perfect to help you along the way.

For warm weather training, Club la Santa in Lanzarote, offers a range of camps for cyclists, runners and triathletes.

HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
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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For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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