With the same commitment of the old times, when he was targeting the great races that characterized his incredible professional cycling career, Felice Gimondi was training in preparation of the 18th Granfondo Gimondi-Bianchi, making its return on the roads of the Bergamo area after one off-year.
An “Azzurro” celebration ready to start in Bergamo.
“Without Merckx, I would have won as much as Coppi"
Increasing the sensibility to women’s cycling and encouraging female riders’ participation: here is another mission for Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi–Bianchi, celebrating its 18th edition after an off-year. Growing interest in cycling from the women’s audience could not be overlooked by G.M. Sport organizers, who have planned several specific initiatives: a new challenge for Giuseppe Manenti and his collaborators, who aim to reach an ambitious 10% quota of women starters in Bergamo on Sunday, May 4th.
“My own 2014 starts on Ligurian Riviera, with some days of rest while enjoying good rides on my bike. I do need a good training in the May offing…”, a top-shape Felice Gimondi joked but not too much, wishing a fruitful 2014 with plenty of good news for all. “Honestly I can’t see a solid economic upturn yet, but keeping on fighting and staying optimistic is a must”. Among new year’s good things, the Granfondo titled with his name comes back after an off-year due to force majeure. “It was an agonizing decision indeed, but we carried on the same enthusiasm. Organizer Beppe Manenti is a fighter, giving the utmost to produce an unforgettable 18th edition”.