Although the 2023 Gran Fondo season seems far away, it is never to early to start planning which events to attend, and one of Italy’s most popular early season races has moved to a new date.

The 26th edition of Gran Fondo Via del Sale Fantini Club will now take place on the 2nd of April, instead of the previously announced 16th of April, due to a scheduling conflict with another event.

The event thus returns to its historic date of the first Sunday in April and will now serve as the de-facto gran fondo season opening event for over 5000 riders. It is sure to deliver intense competition, a beautiful challenging route and a chance for amateurs to show off their early season form – or lack thereof.

As usual, the event takes place by the Riviera Romagnola and the splendid hospitality ‘sea view’ of the Fantini Club of Cervia over three days for those that want to make a beach weekend out of it for the family, while also sneaking in a gran fondo ride on Sunday.

Registration, starting in September, and more information available HERE.

Photos: Gran Fondo Via del Sale