The seventh edition of Granfondo Campagnolo Roma took place in 2018. With the 2019 edition predicted to be the best-attended yet, the event organising team has provided some ‘figures that made the event unique in 2018’.
Since its establishment in 2012, the event has seen thousands of riders take to the start line. Riders are challenged with the four timed climbs of the Panoramica, Murus, Rocca Priora, and Rostrum. Meanwhile an 8km flat section alongside the Pratoni del Vivaro makes up the fifth timed section of the event.
The eighth edition of the Campagnolo Granfondo Roma will take place on 13 October 2019.
At the 2018 Granfondo Campagnolo Roma, six world championship medallists arrived at the start line – with Alessandro Ballan (Gold, Varese 2008), Luca Paolini (Bronze, Verona 2004) and Jenny Narcisy (4 Paralympic medals between 2015-2017) all riding the event.
Riders from 47 countries discovered 18% slopes on the cobbled stretch of the Rostrum climb on the 120km traffic-free route. 199 Kings of Rome – riders who have completed every Granfondo Campagnolo Roma since 2012 – completed the 2018 event, taking in 2,000m of elevation, along the way passing through 11 towns.
1,040 volunteers supported the riders, with 25 dedicated road stewards ensuring their safety out on the route. The riders were a hungry bunch too, with a significant amount of food consumed on the day: 10,000 stuffed sandwiches, 1,700kg of bananas, 400kg of oranges, 150kg of lemons, 300kg of ham and Mortadella, 2,500kg of cheese and 700kg of cakes and sweets.
3,000 litres of Coca-Cola, 6,500 litres of water, 1,300 litres of fruit juice and 9,000 litres of sports drinks were consumed on the way. And, at the pasta party afterwards 2,500kg of the famous Italian food was eaten.
The ‘Caesars of Rome’, Riccardo Picchetta and Elena Cairo, achieved the fastest total times on the timed climb sections (27′ 24″ and 32′ 12″ respectively).
- Granfondo Campagnolo Roma, In Bici ai Castelli, L’Imperiale and Ride Roma – the four traffic-free rides available to riders.
- The new-for-2018 fifth timed section – the Crono ai Castelli – was an 8km flat section alongside the Pratoni del Vivaro.
- The organisers point to 9 unique venues of the Campagnolo Granfondo Roma: the Colosseum, the Vittoriano and Piazza Venezia, the Imperial Fora, Via del Corso, Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps, the Arch of Drusus, and the Appian Way.
- Granfondo Campagnolo Roma passes through: Castel Gandolfo, Ciampino, Grottaferrata, Roma, Palestrina, Montecompatri, Rocca di Papa, Rocca Priora, Monte Porzio Catone, Marino, and Velletri.
- 19 – age of the youngest competitor racing the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma.
- 30 – number of stewards positioned out on the roads.
- 47 – countries represented by riders in 2018.
- 60 – length in km of the ‘Bici ai Castelli’ and’“L’Imperiale’ rides.
- 62 – number of riders from the most-represented club, AS Roma Cycling.
- 81 – the age of the oldest competitor racing the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma.
- 120 – total km of traffic-free cycling roads.
- 199 – ‘Kings of Rome’ who have taken part in all Granfondo Campagnolo Roma events to date.
- 743 – the highest point of the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma route in metres.
- 1,040 – the number of volunteers that help to make the Campagnolo Granfondo Roma a success.
- 2,000 – the total elevation in metres of Granfondo Campagnolo Roma.
Food and drink consumed:
- 1,700kg of bananas
- 400kg of oranges
- 150kg of lemons
- 300kg of ham and Mortadella
- 2,500kg of cheese
- 700kg of cakes and candies
- 2,500kg of pasta
- 10,000 stuffed sandwiches
- 3,000 litres of Coca-Cola
- 6,500 litres of water
- 1,300 litres of fruit juices
- 9,000 litres of sports drinks