The course and the new jersey of the Enel Green Power Gran Fondo Il Lombardia in Italy have been unveiled.
This year’s Gran Fondo event will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2022, the day after the professional cycle race, and will offer avid cyclists the opportunity to compete on the climbs that made the “Classic of Dead Leaves” unique.
This year’s start and finish are in Cantù and the route includes two “monumental” climbs, Sormano and Ghisallo. The organizing team adds that there is a mix of climbs and descents which “guarantees constant fun for all athletic runners”.
For this year’s edition, the collection of race packages and the event village will be located in Como, in the Canottieri Lario / Stadio area, allowing registered runners to follow live the arrival of the pros who compete in Il Lombardy, Saturday.
Designed and produced by Castelli, the new Gran Fondo Il Lombardia jersey is inspired by the roads and surrounding nature of the region. The gray and green colors of the jersey represent elements of the landscape, while the jersey also features writing printed on an image of the Muro di Sormano. Registered runners will receive their own jersey inside the race pack.
Mauro Vegni, RCS Sport Cycling Director, said: “The philosophy of the Gran Fondo is to position it the day after the pro race. It is a very selective route with Sormano and Ghisallo, climbs that have made the history of Il Lombardia.
“New this year is that the collection of village and race packs will take place on Saturday in Como to allow all those registered for the Gran Fondo to be able to follow the final of Il Lombardia live. We are sure that this year again the choosing to combine Il Lombardia with its Gran Fondo on the same weekend will be crowned with success.