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La Fausto Coppi

July 06 - July 09 2018
Cuneo, Italy

Let’s face it, this is as tough a gran fondo as you will find anywhere in the world. La Fausto Coppi has in it’s 30 years become one of the bucket list cycling experiences for the international cyclist. There is no gran fondo quiet like it in Italy. The mixture of fabulous hospitality, food and scenery has to be experienced to be believed. The 2 routes to chose from offer challenge that the cycling nutter will love!

The Gran Fondo Fausto Coppi is as mighty as the great champion himself and regardless of your choice of route, you will climb the magnificent Colle Fauniera and on the way to back to Cuneo encounter the last climb of the Madonna del Colleto.

Our official package is, as one might expect full of highlights and benefits from travelling with Italy Bike tours. With the hallmarks of all our gran fondo packages you can look forward to great planning, attention to detail and staff with unparralled knowledge of the Italian gran fondo scene. Read on to find out a little more about this once in a cycling lifetime weekend of incredible cycling.

Highlights

La Fausto Coppi Entry
3 nights 3* accommodation in Cuneo
International presentation party
Private Transfers from Airport (Cuneo or Torino)
2 Guided rides
Full mechanical support
Assistance with registration

July 6

Welcome to Italy! On arrival at the hotel you will be met by your Italy Bike Tours team. They will happily assist you with your bags and bike boxes before transferring you the short distance from Cuneo or Torino airports. Franca and the team will be waiting for you at Cuneo Hotel  and after a swift check-in we will meet in the bike room before a late afternoon ride. A chance to spin the legs and for those hiring bikes a chance to get used to a new bike for the weekend.
Before dinner in a our favourite local restaurant your tour manager will give you a briefing on the following day. With over 3000 cyclists taking part in La Fausto Coppi it is important that everybody in the group understands the itinerary.

July 7

After a super breakfast we will head out on the bike towards the La Fausto Coppi expo. On arrival you will have a chance to explore, take photos and soak up the atmosphere. Our team will be on hand to assist you with the registration process and after a coffee your guide will lead you on a tour that will include Fauniera of La Fausto Coppi. This is a great way to learn a little more about the challenge ahead.
Safely back in the hotel our mechanic will be on hand to do last minute checks on your bike. The hotel offers the perfect base to explore Cuneo town centre. Your tour manager will once again give you a briefing of tomorrows itinerary including an early start! Dinner will once again be served in a city centre restaurant the staff will have prepared pre gran fondo menu for it’s many cycling customers.

July 8

An early start as your guide will ride with you to the start of the gran fondo. This can often by a tricky moment for International riders but with your experienced guide and Italy Bike Tours staff on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly you have only to concentrate on pedalling!
Non – riders will be transferred to a part of the course where they will have a chance to see loved ones. This service is included in the price of the trip. On arrival at the finish line you can look forward to a wonderful pasta party! A carnival atmosphere if ever there was one. On arrival back at the hotel staff will be on hand to assist with bikes.

July 9

All good things must come to an end and our staff will transfer you to the airport in the late morning. Please ensure flights leave early afternoon or late morning.

La Fausto Coppi

 
Routes: 69, 110 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
 
Costs

£899
$1250

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Marshalls
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Photos
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: Piazza Galimberti,12100, Cuneo, Italy
 
 
 
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