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Lecco - 8th October 2017

RECOMMENDED AIRPORT: LIN

Il Lombardia (Granfondo Don Guanella) 2017 Information

Terrain

Rolling
Rolling Hills

Country

Italy
Italy

Difficulty

Moderate
Moderate

Riders

3,000
Riders

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Il Lombardia (Granfondo Don Guanella) 2017

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 Lecco and your options are to stay here for convenience or in Bellagio which is a prettier town with stunning views over the lake. Our hotel in Bellagio is on the famed Ghissalo climb up to the cyclists church to make the perfect vantage point to watch the pro race.
Full details to come in October...

Il Lombardia (Granfondo Don Guanella) Routes

Just one route for the first year of this sportive. 130km with around 2,000m of climbing with the Ghisallo as the feature climb. Full route details coming in October.

Long Route (128 km)

Full details to come in October, we do know that the start and finish is in Lecco and the route will take in the Ghisallo.

Distance: 128 Km. Elevation: 2087 M.

Interesting Il Lombardia (Granfondo Don Guanella) Facts

All for a good cause

All registration proceeds will go toward the continued construction and improvements on the Don Guanella farmstead, an agricultural and social project for the welcoming, care, education, and insertion of alienated teenagers in the workforce.

Il Lombardia (Granfondo Don Guanella) 2017 FAQ

Getting There

Very easy to get to, Lecco and Bellagio are just over an hour from Milan Linate (LIN). Transfers will be available.

Documents Required

Either a signed medical certificate or UCI (British Cycling) racing license.

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

Race packs can be collected on the morning of the event (from 6.30am) or on the Saturday (10am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 7.30pm). Race pack collections are at Piazza Cermenati, Lecco.

Start & Finish

Start and finish in Lecco. The race starts at 8.45 with pens being loaded from 8am. Start & finish is at Lungolario Isonzo (Lecco).

WHERE TO STAY

ACCOMMODATION FOR Il Lombardia (Granfondo Don Guanella) 2017

Bellagio

Beautiful Bellagio. One of the most glamorous towns in Italy with its narrow cobbled streets and lake views. This makes a great base for cycling with ferries to other parts of the lake and the Ghisallo on your doorstep. Our hotel is on the steepest section of the famous climb - the perfect place to watch the race come past.

Lecco

Lecco is one of the biggest towns on Lake Como and has all of the beauty of other lakeside towns but with none of the affects of mass tourism making this a great Italian town. This is a convenient base for the sportive as the start and finish are located here.

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