Announced today are two special days which should be marked on everyone’s calendar with a pink highlighter: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May. It’s going to be a special weekend of sport with the Valle d’Aosta climbs in Italy set to test the skills of both professionals and sportive cyclists.
The program of the two busy days organised by RCS Sport / RCS Active Team will begin with Stage 20 of the 2018 Giro d’Italia, Susa-Cervinia, the stage that looks most likely to define the position in the Grand Tour’s General Classification. Sunday 27 May will be the day of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia, starting from Saint Vincent and facing the Valle d’Aosta climbs until the finish line in Cervinia. This will be a 100km course with the same three climbs that the professional riders faced the previous day: Col Tsecore (1,623m), Col San Pantaleon (1,664m) and Cervinia (2,001m).
Just like October’s Gran Fondo Il Lombardia and March 4’s Gran Fondo Strade Bianche in Siena, the organiser’s goal is to give all race fans and sportive riders an unforgettable weekend. The exact same roads, the same logistics at the finish line, and the satisfaction of emulating the pros – plus the chance to watch and support them on the roads of the penultimate stage of the 101st Giro d’Italia.