Greatness starts with #22.  In the National Football League it represents unparalleled greatness.  The greatness Emmittt Smith brought to every football game he ever played, resulting in Super Bowl, MVP, Pro Bowl and All-Pro titles.  If that isn’t enough greatness, #22 is also the NFL’s All Time Rushing Yards Leader.

So when Emmitt decides to put on a gran fondo, the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo, you can bet it is great, starting with a $10,000 Winner-Take-All prize for the first rider to cross the finish line.

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IS THAT GRAN FONDO HELMET UCI LEGAL? ©EMMITT SMITH GF

No license needed, just show up in Dallas on September 14, ride hard for 94-miles, kick gran fondo butt and take big check home.

No prize for 2nd place, or any other place.  No age-group handicapping,  No whining allowed.  Just good old fashion mass-start Italian-Texas style gran fondo racing.

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GRAN FONDO TEAM 22 READY TO ROLL. ©EMMITT SMITH GF

It’s $100 to enter, which is nothing if you take home a $10,000 gran fondo prize. Besides, it includes a post-race party and all proceeds go toward Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, which has raised and donated over $7 million in North Texas.

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GRAN FONDO GREATNESS. ©EMMITT SMITH GF

On the other hand, if you just want to ride alongside Emmitt, take some selfies, tour the rolling green countryside east of Dallas and help out a worthy charity, then the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo is your ticket to a great day of cycling in Texas.

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