Saturday, October 17, 2009

2009 Granfondo Italia

Held in Carpi, near Modena, on October 10, 2009, the Granfondo Italia is traditionally the last big granfondo of the season. This granfondo is limited to 2,500 riders all of which must have the "sportiva agonistica" license; the competition license is obtained after passing a stress test monitored by a sports doctor.

The Granfondo distance is 142.5 Km and the Mediafondo is 99 Km. It's a well organized granfondo and one that I found very intense due to the very high speeds on the long flat sections and nasty crashes. The men's granfond winner finished in 03.23.12, the women's in 03.54.25.

A very nice aspect of this race is the possibility to take a tour that includes visits to Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati.

Photos: courtesy of Franco Marchesi

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1 comment:

  1. Another nice aspect of this area is the chance to enjoy the best fresh-egg pasta in all of Italy, which of course means in all the world! You've never eaten spaghetta Bolognese until you've eaten it in this region.