Gimondi keeps in practice to May 4th Granfondo, Bergamo to celebrate his iconic “maglia azzurra”
“My own 2014 starts on Ligurian Riviera, with some days of rest while enjoying good rides on my bike. I do need a good training in the May offing…”, a top-shape Felice Gimondi joked but not too much, wishing a fruitful 2014 with plenty of good news for all. “Honestly I can’t see a solid economic upturn yet, but keeping on fighting and staying optimistic is a must”. Among new year’s good things, the Granfondo titled with his name comes back after an off-year due to force majeure. “It was an agonizing decision indeed, but we carried on the same enthusiasm. Organizer Beppe Manenti is a fighter, giving the utmost to produce an unforgettable 18th edition”.
The date is set for Sunday, May 4th in Bergamo, with on-line registrations already available by the event’s official web site (www.felicegimondi.com)(www.felicegimondi.com). Granfondo Felice Gimondi – Bianchi will celebrate the “maglia azzurra” the Italian riders wore with pride at 1973 World Championships in Barcelona, whose wool “vintage” replica to be 2014 worship gadget. “The very first national meeting of Azzurri d’Italia taking place in Bergamo in the same weekend makes a strong link with Felice’s jersey as well – Giuseppe Manenti explained –The city will enjoy an outstanding sport event attended by many protagonists, most of whom hopefully riding their bikes experiencing our race”.
The Granfondo Felice Gimondi – Bianchi maintained the three classic routes (short 89.4 km, medium 128.8 km, long 162.1 km) unchanged, passing through the Bergamo province’s most charming locations.
Registrations can be filed through the online application by credit card, bank transfer, postal bulletin or directly to the organization headquarter in Bergamo (Via G. Da Campione, 24/c). For further information: [email protected]