Gran Fondo Milan-Sanremo
2014 Gran Fondo Milan San Remo
The Gran Fondo Milan San Remo will be on Sunday the 8th of June. This event is now in its 44th year and covers 294 kms from Milan (Milanofiori) to Sanremo on the Corso Garibaldi. The 2014 Gran Fondo Milan San Remo is an almost identical cycling event to the cycling professional Spring Classic cycling race which will be held in March 2014.
Famous cyclists such as Cavendish, Roche and Cancellara have all won this classic and Sports Tours International is offering you the chance to test yourself on this famous cycling route. It is a monster of a Gran Fondo and one, only, for the most hardened of cyclists.
There is no longer Gran Fondo from a distance point of view in the Gran Fondo calendar. Although the cycling route can only be described as “lumpy”, it is still the ultimate challenge for most cyclo sportive riders, and does include the cycling climbs of:
PASSO DEL TURCHINO 20 km (average 1.8 % – max 6 %)
CAPO MELE 2.5 km (5.2 % and 6 %)
CAPO CERVO 2.5 km (4.1 % and 5 %)
CAPO BERTA 3 km (4.3 % and 8 %)
CIPRESSA 5.6 km (4,1 % and 7 %)
POGGIO DI SANREMO 3.7 km (3,5 % and 6 %)
It is worth noting that the Milan San Remo winner in 2012 finished in 8 hours 6 minutes, with 144 riders finishing in under 8 hours 30 minutes (an average of 21 miles per hour). The last finisher took nearly 13 hours, so this is both a serious race and a leisurely stroll, depending on your abilities and experience. Those wishing to experience a full-on Italian Road Race should look no further.