Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gran Fondo "Lake Garda Tour" Images










Mr. Mario Facchini, of Ph.Newspower-Eos (http://www.newspower.it/), was very gracious in providing some terrific photos of the Gran Fondo "Lake Garda Tour", in which there were approximately 2,000 riders, held on March 15th.


After the Maratona dles Dolomites this was next favorite granfondo. The granfondo distance is 155km on a route that takes you counter clockwise around the entire perimeter of Lake Garda. Really fantastic as you past through and by the beautiful lakeside towns of Lake Garda. If you are lucky you might just catch your breath enough to enjoy the vistas looking across Italy's largest lake.


The mediofondo of 94 km is interesting in that you take a ferry from Bardolino across to the west side of Lake Garda where the start line is; the mediofondo gets underway once the leaders of the granfondo pass.


The men's 155km race came down to a sprint won by Andrea Ballan (pictured) in 4h 1m.

Photos: Mario Facchini

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