Sunday, August 7, 2011

La Leggendaria Charly Gaul Gran Fondo

I raced in another cyclosportif (or Gran Fondo, as they are known in Italy) last week. This was a 138km race with 3,200 meters of climbing, and there were only two climbs! The event started in Trento and finished on nearby Monte Bondone, the highest mountain in the area. Both climbs were up Monte Bondone; the first up the southern slope and the second on the northern slope.

The event is named after Charly Gaul. He won the Tour de France in 1958, as well as the Giro d'Italia in 1956 and 1959.  

Here is footage from the race. 

1 comment:

  1. Pretty amazing. The guys so look so fit and the scenery is breathtaking. The city (or village) is the icing on the cake.