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The Sun Will be Shining in Pomarance on Sunday!

Great weather forecast for the Green Fondo Paolo Bettini – Vittoria – La Geotermia

With just a few days to go, starting tomorrow Pomarance will be expecting the tribe of granfondo riders, who will begin an invasion by bicycle of this little Tuscan town to take part in the XVIII Green Fondo Paolo Bettini – Vittoria – La Geotermia race that takes place on Sunday, April 12th.

The race will set off from Piazza Sant’Anna at 9:30 a.m. There are three routes to choose from: the 133-k Granfondo, the 92 k Medio Fondo and the cycling tourist route that is open to everyone and covers 70 k. The routes have been updated and will be tinged in pink so cycling fans can ride along the same roads which will be travelled by the Giro d’Italia about a month later.

“The latest good news is that the weather forecast calls for sun and spring temperatures for this Sunday and all weekend long. This is an essential aspect for the success of the event,” says Maurizio Maggi, who heads the ASD Velo Etruria Pomarance Organizing Committee. “Our staff has given it everything they’ve got. We’ve paid close attention to every detail and tried to increase services and further improve every aspect of the logistics: from parking to showers to the race package to the final lunch and party after the race. We are happy with how registrations are going. In addition to the Tuscan crowd we have groups from all over Italy and also from several foreign countries. We will have almost 150 volunteers on the route to guarantee maximum safety and set up refreshment areas. There will also be 4 doctors and 6 ambulances on hand ready to intervene, in the hope that they won’t be needed.”

As always, two time World Champion and Olympic gold medallist Paolo Bettini wants to honour this race, so he will be on the first line of the starting grid, ready to take to the race with all the other participants. “This is not just a race, it’s also like a party, a chance to spend a day together having fun and enjoying bicycles,” says Paolo Bettini. “I’d like to thank all my friends on the ASD Velo Etruria Pomarance organizing committee, who have really done an amazing job this year.”

In fact, after the race in Pomarance, everyone present, competitors or not, will be offered a delicious lunch based on boar meat. “This is a tradition for us. The Green Fondo is not just about the race, but it’s an event that promotes our territory,” continues Maurizio Maggi. “People come to Pomarance to pedal, spend a nice weekend with the family on a working farm, discover the territory’s wine and food and visit the museums that contain the history and culture of our country and our people.”

We remind everyone that registration is still open. Starting Friday, April 10th, it costs €40.00. You can also sign up on Saturday and the morning of the race. Read all the information and find out how to register on the website: https://www.greenfondopaolobettini.com/gara/

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