Thursday, March 22, 2012

Granfondo Roma: IL Ciclismo Nella Capitale


Granfondo racing is coming for the first time to Rome on October 14, 2012.

The start and finish will be at Terme di Caracalla (Baths of Caracalla), built between 212 and 216 AD during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla:

The route will take riders past the Coliseum, Via Dei Fori Imperiale, Piazza di Spagna, and the Castelli Romani area.

Two routes will be available: 145 km with 2,282 meters of elevation gain and 91 km with 1,164 meters of elevation gain. The 145 km course:

A number of events (expo, test ride, etc.) are also being held.

The event website, in Italian only, is www.granfondoroma.it

Should you want the convenience of having everything organized for you can contact Eros Poli at www.eros-poli.com

Photo: Terme by Ninello52

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