Every year, thousands of leisure riders gather at the Gran Fondo events divided into hard competitors and others approaching the race more relaxed with the aim to spend a relatively quiet day, watching breath-taking landscapes and tasting the local foods and specialities.
Now in its 18th edition, Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi – Bianchi looks special but not different, providing an entertaining overall experience. On Sunday May 4th, the athletes will enjoy the Valle del Taleggio’s scenery, on the Val Brembana east-side, a beautiful area crossed by Enna river and famous for its exquisite set of cheeses, an absolute excellence of the Province of Bergamo.
This route’s portion marked by Costa d’Olda and Forcella di Bura climbs, will likely will turn out to be the medium race key-point, whilst clearing the ground of long race in view of Berbenno and Costa Valle Imagna ascents.
“The stretch crossing Val Taleggio offers some stunning scenery, apart from its unquestionable technical distress – Felice Gimondi explained. – To enjoy the landscapes will be probably not possible to someone, but those approaching the race leisurely will have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful areas in the Bergamo province pleasing eye and taste at a glance”.
Valle del Taleggio is well-known because of its typical products: cheese (Taleggio, Salva, Strachitunt), local sausages and home-made sweets such as rhubarb jam cake and apple strudel, besides Bergamo tradition’s most renowned wines.
Registrations for the 18th Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi – Bianchi can be filed through the online application by credit card on official website www.felicegimondi.com, otherwise by wire transfer, postal bulletin or directly at the organization headquarter in Bergamo (Via G. Da Campione, 24/c).
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