GRANFONDO PINARELLO

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - FEATURE -

Lo­ca­tion Tre­viso, Italy Date July 16

Dis­tances 151 km (gran fondo), 101 km (medio fondo) Cost €45–€70, de­pend­ing on regis­tra­tion date Web­site lap­inarello.com

Granfondo Pinarello, also called La Pinarello Cy­cling Marathon or La Pina for short, aptly takes place in Tre­viso, the home of the bi­cy­cle man­u­fac­turer that lends its name to the event. The fondo is big – 4,000 rid­ers in a mass start – but par­tic­i­pants spread out quickly when they meet the first climb. This year, medio fondo rid­ers take a trip up Muro di Ca’ del Pog­gio, a 1.15-km climb av­er­ag­ing 12.2 per cent in grade that’s ap­peared in the Giro d’italia. The longer route me­an­ders through the Can­siglio For­est, Italy’s sec­ond-largest for­est, pre­sent­ing a chal­lenge and scenery of its own. Ev­ery­one can en­joy Ital­ian fare along the way, and can cel­e­brate to­gether back in Tre­viso with mu­sic, bev­er­ages and food.

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