Hollywood superstar Katherine Kelly Lang (KKL) is Bold, Beautiful and loves gran fondo cycling.

PUGLIA RIDERS POSE WITH KKL. ©PKKLGF

Best known as Brooke Logan on the long running TV soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful, KKL was not only a title sponsor, but also rode the Puglia KKL Granfondo in Fasano, Italy.

CHEERING ON THE POINTY END OF THE PELOTON. ©PKKLGF

The 58 year-old KKL is no stranger to competitive sports, a passionate triathlete and cyclist she’s finished Ironman Kona, rides gran fondos and regularly trains around Los Angeles when not filming.

READY SET GO. ©PKKLGF

KKL often visits the Puglia region nestled between the Ionian and Adriatic seas in the southeast “heel of the Italian boot.”  Arriving the night before the granfondo, she took time to greet locals and pose for picture with fans.  She then started the 93km ride Sunday morning along with 287 riders.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO CHEER. ©PKKLGF

The course included multiple laps through the Italian countryside with 1250m of climbing.  All along the route, fans (film and cycling) lined the road to catch a glimpse of KKL as she rode by and, at times, stopped to cheer on other riders.

FANS OF KKL EVERYWHERE. ©PKKLGF

At the front of the race Ciro Greco (Posia Team) won the overall men’s category and ex-professional Azzurra D’Intino the women’s.

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