Now it is official, after having awaited for the Italian government and cycling federation approval, GC Fausto Coppi of Cesenatico, is ready to hold the first edition of “Sulle Strade della Nove Colli” with registration opening 30 September at http://www.novecolli.it.
The new gran fondo event scheduled for 18 October, after the postponement of the 50th edition of the world famous Gran Fondo Nove Colli to 2021, will coincide with stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia arriving in Cesenatico.
Cyclists can choose between three dedicated routes of 72, 106 or 152 kilometers; all with departure and arrival at the Fausto Coppi headquarters in Cesenatico.
Rolling departures of small groups 1 minute apart will be used for safety instead of a traditional mass departure.
Also due to the coronavirus state of emergency, cyclists must wear a mask in the start/finish area and at aid stations on course.
Although Gran Fondo Nove Colli has 12,000 participants, this special autumn Giro d’Italia event is limited to a maximum of 1500. Expect bibs to sell out very quickly when registration opens at 10:00 on 30 September.