Florence lights up with the seventh edition of the Gran Fondo De Rosa, the race scheduled for Sunday, April 14 and which will close a real weekend of sport in the heart of the Tuscan capital. From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April the city will be literally invaded by bicycles and by all those who will participate in the Florence Bike Festival, of which the Gran Fondo represents the flagship event. With its two routes of 95 and 131 km, up and down the mountains of Mugello, starting from Piazzale Michelangelo and arriving on the ascent of Via Salviati, it represents one of the most prestigious and beautiful amateur races in the Italian panorama.
The De Rosa family is waiting for you in the Expo village at the Cascine Park to present its collection, take you on a bike test and give you a preview of the latest news.
THE WEEKEND PROGRAM
Opening Friday 12th April at 2pm with the opening of the FBF Village at the Parco delle Cascine. At 7.00 pm the DeRosa GranFondo Florence 2019 officially opens with the inaugural party in the FOOO OnBike bike cafe in Viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70/72, inside the Student Hotel near to the Florence bike festival headquarters to the farmsteads park !
On Saturday 13 the great two-wheeled village will come to life at the Parco delle Cascine, headquarters of the Florence Bike Festival. From the latest smart e-bike models to the vintage genre, up to the new phenomena like the Gravel Bike, passing by the latest models of the De Rosa production, the bike will be the protagonist “in all its forms”, with the active presence of the main brands of the sector and the collaboration of associations of enthusiasts and volunteers, expression of the Florentine and Tuscan territory.
Sunday 14 is the most awaited event, with the De Rosa Granfondo Firenze: start in piazzale Michelangelo, with over 3 thousand riders expected from all over Italy for one of the most emotionally impacting races in the granfondo panorama.
Not just a party, but also a message to the city and to the community of cyclists on the subject of road safety: the official Granfondo jersey this year will have printed the symbol of the minimum distance to be kept in the road compared to cyclists, while some of the main active associations in the sector will be present all weekend at the Cascine to do information and awareness.
The event is sponsored by the City of Florence, the Metropolitan City of Tuscany. With the media partnership of Radio Deejay for De Rosa Granfondo Firenze.
For more info: www.granfondofirenze.it