Over 1,600 Cyclists finish the 9th Edition of the Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini
The 9th edition of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini 2021 attracted more than 1,681 amateur cyclists to Bormio, resulting in a closely fought climbing competition that was as exhilarating as ever
Top Ranked men and women in each category were crowned Kings and Queens of the Mountains based on their overall times on the climbs on the Long, Medium, and Short Routes.
Enrico Zen and Martina Trevisiol clocked the best total time on the climbs of the Teglio, Mortirolo, and Stelvio on the Long Route.
Andrea Pontalto and Doris De Rooij clocked the best total time on the Teglio, and Stelvio climbs on the Medium Route.
Denis Taccola and Alessandra Nazzari clocked the best total time on the Stelvio climb on the Short Route.
Other prize-winners were Enrico Zen and Martina Trevisiol who won White Retelit-sponsored jersey for the best time on the Teglio climb, while Andrea Prandi and Martina Trevisiol who were the fastest climbers on the Mortirolo, taking home the Trek-sponsored Red jersey for their effort.
Denis Taccola and Christina Rausch took the crown, the Blue Santini-sponsored jersey for the best time on the Passo dello Stelvio (Stelvio Pass).
“Despite the difficult times due to the pandemic and having to reschedule the event to today (September 12th 2021), we had a high level of participation from International cyclists,” said race organizer Mario Zangrando,“we hosted 1,630 international cyclists from 54 countries. That is a great indication of the pent-up demand for the Granfondo and the beautiful areas the routes run through, and of course the legendary climbs. The desire to experience the emotion of tackling the mightly Stelvio Pass climb won over fear!”.
At the start were well-known cyclists Jacopo Mosca and Letizia Paternoster of Team Trek-Segafredo, and Giulio Molinari, a pro triathlete who won the ICON Livigno Xtreme Triathlon last week and ex-professional Alessandro Vanotti. Under the rules, these competitors are, of course, not included in the classification.
Fastest Times on the Climbs
Enrico Zen who took home the King of the Mountain Retelit jersey as King of the Mountain for the best time on the Teglio, finishing the 5-kilometer climb in a time of 15:25.557, Martina Trevisiol of Eurobike ASD stopped the clock at 15:52.820.
The jersey for the fastest Mortirolo climb – sponsored by Trek – went to Andrea Prandi who tackled the 1,200-metre elevation gain in 49:08.812. The fastest woman to complete the Mortirolo was Martina Trevisiol of Eurobike ASD in a time of 58:46.809.
On the third and final climb, the Stelvio, Denis Taccola was crowned King of the Mountain, while Christina Rausch was crowned Queen, in times of 01:09:28.559 and 01:21:52.322 respectively.
Link to 2021 Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini Results: https://www.granfondostelviosantini.com/classifiche-2/?lang=en
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