SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Gran Fondo USA LLC has announced the renewal of Colnago’s title sponsorship of Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego and the launch of the inaugural Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia in 2010.
“Gran fondo means ‘big ride’ in Italian”, said company co-founder Matteo Gerevini. “And these events combine fun and challenging bike routes with a unique passion for cycling that is only found in Italy.”
The Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego will take place on March 7, 2010. Now entering its second year, the event features three route options, all of which start and finish in downtown San Diego’s Little Italy. Athletes cycle along the Pacific coast, take a unique ride through the US Olympic Training Center, and then head up into the mountains before returning to the city. All participants enjoy a post-event lunch, consumer expo, a free cycling jersey and much more.
The new Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia occurs on August 8, 2010, and is designed along a similar format. “We were pleased to host over 1,100 cyclists in our first year”, said San Diego event director Rob Klingensmith. “With new promotions, sponsors and rider benefits, we hope to increase that number significantly in 2010.”