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Sportive Date 11th October 2020
Nights Available 3 Nights
BOOK FROM £299pp DEPOSIT
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Granfondo Lombardia Como Italy
Sportive Overview
Granfondo Lombardia By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Granfondo Lombardia

Lake Como is one of our favourite places in the world to ride with a lovely mix of climbs, lakeside routes and beautiful villages nestled into the hills. This sportive is the first big event in the area and comes on the same weekend as the Tour of Lombardy making this the ultimate season ending weekend. The sportive starts and ends in Cantu with the legendary Ghisallo and the ridiculously steep Muro di Sormano as the two big climbs.

Rolling Hills

Terrain

Rolling

Italy

Country

Italy

Moderate

Difficulty

Moderate

Riders

Riders

2,000

Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Finish Your Season on Lake Como

    Could there be a more glamorous way to finish your cycling season than on the shores of Lake Como. Jump on a ferry or have a glass of wine by the lake and reflect on your year on the bike.

  • Take on two classic climbs

    The Granfondo is a nice season ender and not too difficult. That said, it takes in two absolutely classic climbs, the Ghisallo with sharp hairpins and a section at 14% and the mighty Muro di Sormano, one of the hardest climbs in professional cycling.

Itinerary

Date not 100% confirmed. The classic Tour of Lombardy, the Race of the Falling Leaves, finally has a sportive to go with it. A new route for Granfondo Lombardia 2020 starting and ending in Cantu, the Granfondo takes in the iconic Ghisallo, the 20% plus Muro di Sermano and several other famous climbs of the pro race. Lake Como is the perfect place to end your season.

Why Book With Us

  • Best hotel location in Como
  • Race packs delivered to your hotel
  • Optional warm up rides on Friday watch the pros on Saturday

Itinerary

Friday 9th October

Arrive early to join us for a gentle 60km warm up spin with our great local guides. Today's ride goes along the lake with very little climbing.

Saturday 10th October

Pro race day! We ride 65km round the lake finishing back in Como for lunch. We watch the action in our hotel which is right next to the finish line then take our place with the fans as the riders come past.

Sunday 11th October

Sportive day!

Hotel

Other Services

  • Bike Rental Available

    Range of bikes available for the Lombardia weekend delivered to your hotel. Choose between the Bottechia 8Avio Evo or Bottechia Doppia Corsa, all set up for the steep hills of the area.

     
Routes & FAQs

The Routes

Only one route option, 109km with around 1,700m of climbing with the Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano as the feature climbs.

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 107

Elevation gain: 1900

Not the longest sportive but with 2 categorised climbs it will be a challenging route. Expect stunning lake views at every turn

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

Como is close to Milan. We collect from Milan Malpensa (MXP). Como is approx. a 40 minute transfer.
Our transfer leaves Milan Malpensa at 11.30am on Friday. Please book flights that arrive by 11am.
On Monday our transfer returns to Malpensa at 2pm, please book flights that leave after 3.40pm.

Documents Required

Either a signed medical certificate or UCI (British Cycling) racing license. We will be collecting copies of these from you prior to departure so we can collect your entry.

What to Pack

Early October in Como could be quite mild so bring a gilet and arm / leg warmers. The climbing is all quite low so there should not be any extreme weather. Some of the climbs are steep so a big ring on your rear cassette will be welcome.

Registration

We will collect race packs and deliver to the hotel on Saturday.

Medical certificate or UK race license are essential and must be shown to collect race pack

Start & Finish

Start and finish in Cantu. The race starts at 7:30 with pens opening from 06:00. We will run transfers from Como at 6am and 6.30am and then transfers back all afternoon.

Travel Packages

Popular Packages

Stay in the best location for the Lombardia weekend right on the lake in beautiful Como. Our packages include return transfers from Milan Malpensa, two guided warm up rides and full mechanical support. Add sportive entry in the cart for £69 and bike rental for £139.

All Packages Include:

  • 3 Nights B&B
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Warm Up Rides & Mechanical Support
3 Nights: 9 - 12th Oct 2020
Summary Price Quantity Total  

3 Nights at Metropole & Suisse (Como)
Single Room - Bed & Breakfast
Return Airport Transfers

£699 £699 Book Now

3 Nights at Metropole & Suisse (Como)
Twin / Double Room - Bed & Breakfast
Return Airport Transfers

£999 £999 Book Now
Stephen, Tour of Flanders, 2017: "Organisation was perfect and marshalling superb. Hotel was great, staff were brilliant - definitely the right move to stay in Oudernaarde and will go back. "

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