Come Join Us for the Giro d'Ialia 2019

Fausto Coppi and Geno Bartali, famous Giro rivals
 
Giro d’Italia 2019

The 102 edition of the Giro d'Italia will start on May 11 and finish on June 2. With a distance of 2,186 miles and 152,559 feet of elevation gained, it will be one of the most difficult courses in recent years. Stage 19 on May 31 will pass through our area on many of the roads that we ride. We plan to ride to a favorable spot to watch the riders pass by.

Desending on the Stelvio
 

The Sportful Dolomiti Race
It’s the hardest granfondo in Europe which is the first statement that the Sportful Dolomiti Race website makes when it describes the route of its granfondo on May 16. At an average speed of 15 mph they suggest that it will take 8½ hours to complete the 130 mile course. There are four serious climbs on the route: Cima Campo, Passo Menghen, Passo Rolle, and Monte Avena/Croce d’Aune. The vertical gain on this route is over 16,000 feet. These are the same climbs that the Giro d’Italia will do on its five star penultimate stage fifteen day earlier on June 1. In fact, it is the same route and the Giro credits it as being the historical route of the Gran Fondo Sportful.
The medio fondo, or short route of 83 miles, at an average speed of 15 mph will take 5½ hours to complete. There are four climbs on this route also, including two of the above climbs, but the total distance and the vertical gain are more modest. Registration is open now at https://www.endu.net/en/events/gf-sportful-dolomiti-race/entry
We suggest that you arrive a few days before the granfondo to get acclimated to riding in the area. We will arrange for transportation to the event.
Passo Rolle