The International gran fondo La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio will be part of a new challenge, created by ciclocircuiti.it, which celebrates pro cycling icons such as Coppi, Merckx and Gimondi. Starting in 2020, the event in Cuneo, in northwest Italy, is joining the new three-event ‘Campionissimi delle Granfondo’ circuit (Great Champions of the Granfondo).
The La Fausto Coppi event team noted that the event has.. ‘gladly joined the project, which aims to reward not agonism, but the spirit of participation… In fact, there is no final classification; to reward the feat of those who will finish the long stages of the competitions, a celebrative garment will be assigned.’
To participate in the Campionissimi delle Granfondo initiative, riders activate a subscription to the challenge. This offers a discount in comparison to the sum of the individual entries. By activating three event registrations through the ciclocircuiti.it website, riders pay a total of €100. This triggers a saving of €50, given that the average registration fee for a single event is €50.
In order to complete the three-event challenge, only the longest route of the three events will be taken into consideration. With its 4,125m elevation, La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio is the toughest event of the cCircuit, which adds Alpine scenery to the other two events.
Campionissimi delle Granfondo events
- 10 May 2020 – Gimondi in Bergamo
- 7 June 2020 – Alé La Merckx in Verona
- 28 June 2020 – La Fausto Coppi in Cuneo