The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most beautiful climbs in the world that echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi and Marco Pantani. During the Giro d’Italia 2012, a single stage saw the peloton take on both of these legendary climbs for one of the most brutal days of the race. Now for the fourth time, the Grandondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to pit yourself against these legendary climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.
There are three routes on offer – short (60km), medium (137.9 km) and long (151.3 km). Riders will each receive a Granfondo Stelvio Santini cycling jersey – made in Italy by Santini Maglificio Sportivo – as part of their race pack. If you conquer the Stelvio and complete the Granfondo, you will also receive an exclusive ‘finishers only’ ImadelT cap!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
The below explains every aspect of the GRAN FONDO STELVIO SANTINI. For your own safety it is crucial that you read all the following information and advice carefully.
WHEN: SATURDAY 4th June, 6pm
WHERE: Piazza Kuerc, Bormio*
INTRODUCTION TO THE RACE AND THE THREE ROUTES PLUS USEFUL INFO AND ADVICE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS, LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL DELICACIES AND WINE.
DON’T MISS IT!
*in case of rain, the race briefing will take place at Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Bormio
- GRAN FONDO STELVIO SANTINI START:
- Medium and Long Routes 7.30am (where: BORMIO, VIA AL FORTE)
- Short Route will start straight after
- TIME LIMIT IN BORMIO (before the start of the Stelvio climb): 2.15pm (where: food stop in PIAZZA DI COMBO, BORMIO)
- AWARD CEREMONY: 4.15pm (where: BORMIO, PALAZZO DEL GHIACCIO)
We suggest you park near the ski facilities (via Btg. Morbegno) or at Palazzo del Ghiaccio.
RACE PACK COLLECTION
You can collect your race pack at Palazzo del Ghiaccio on:
- SATURDAY 4th June, from 9am to 9pm
- SUNDAY 5th June, from 5.45am to 7am
The summit of the Stelvio will be cold, the descent even colder. It is strongly recommended that participants bring a full set of winter cycling clothing – warm jacket, bib-tights, warm gloves and overshoes. You can put these items in your clothing bag, along with any other articles you may need. This bag will be supplied when you register together with a race number sticker that you will have to attach to the bag. The clothing bags will be collected at the start and transported to the finish where they will be safely stored until your arrival. Some hotels in Bormio provide a collection service for the clothing bags the night before the Granfondo.
It’s forbidden to cut, hide, write on or wrap your race number around your frame. You must place your BIKE RACE NUMBER ON THE FRONT OF YOUR HANDLEBARS, extended and clearly visible, and YOUR PERSONAL RACE NUMBER ON THE BACK OF YOUR JERSEY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. Improper use of the chip will result in the non-inclusion in the ranking and the non-attribution of the time. The race number and chip are strictly personal and not transferable to third parties – this will result in immediate disqualification.
There will be three STARTING GRIDS:
- MERIT GRID (marked in RED): for the first 50 riders of the 2014 GF Stelvio Santini long course ranking, the first 50 riders of the 2014 GF Stelvio Santini medium route ranking, the first 100 riders in the FCI ranking, and the members of Unione Sportiva Bormiese.
- SECOND GRID (marked in YELLOW): all riders with a race license participating in the MEDIUM or LONG ROUTES.
- THIRD GRID (marked in GREEN): amateurs participating in the MEDIUM or LONG ROUTES.
- FOURTH GRID (marked in BLUE): dedicated to the participants of the SHORT ROUTE.
It’s forbidden to enter a different grid than the one assigned to you. You may enter the grid from 6.45am to 7.20am. Latecomers will start in the fourth grid.
During the first part of the race the race director car will go in front of the participants and keep a controlled speed until the end of the dangerous slope of Val Pola at LE PRESE di Sondalo, 12km from the start. Then the competitive race will start.
Road signs with indications of kilometers, dangers, food stops and repair service areas are placed at various points on the race routes. Please pay attention to all the signs! You will also find coloured arrows on the ground whenever there is a deviation.
REPAIR SERVICE AREAS
There will be six repair service areas.
- Before the splits between the long and medium routes
- MORTIROLO (at the food stop on top of the climb)
- BORMIO (at the food stop in Piazza Combo)
- At the 2° road inspector’s house on the STELVIO climb
Repair service areas will provide general assistance – not specific repair or replacement (in case of replacement of a piece, the cost will be charged to the participant).
There will be five refreshment areas along the racecourse:
- TEGLIO at 52km.
- TOVO S. AGATA (just before the splits between long and medium route) at 85km.
- At the top of MORTIROLO climb (for the long route) at 94km.
- BORMIO (before the start of the STELVIO climb), in Piazza di Combo (time limit zone).
- At the 2° road inspector’s house on the STELVIO climb
The food stops are placed at the side of the race course and at the top of the Stelvio. For the safety of all the participants, we will not hand out any bottles, food etc. You must stop at the refreshment areas carefully. Once you have finished your race, you can find additional refreshments at the Pasta Party in Bormio (Palazzo del Ghiaccio).
Along the course there will be three roving ambulances with one additional ambulance stationed at the start/finish.
The time limit is 2.15pm. You will be not allowed to climb the Stelvio later than this.
Once you finish, you’ll be immediately directed to an area where you can change and refresh. Here you may find your clothing bag. Please pay attention to your race number, as the bags will be organized by race number.
At the end of the race at Passo dello Stelvio, you are invited to return to Bormio at Palazzo del Ghiaccio, where you can have a shower and enjoy a post-race meal at the Pasta Party. When descending, please pay attention to the people who are still completing in the race, coming in the opposite direction.
PLEASE STAY ON THE RIGHT AND GIVE WAY TO PEOPLE CLIMBING!
The Organizing Committee counts on many volunteers (race pack pick-up, crossroads operators, refreshment operators, mechanical services etc.). These people are very important for your safety and for the success of the race, therefore we ask you to show respect and kindness towards them.
RESPECT NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The Granfondo Stelvio Santini organizers kindly ask you not to throw away any waste along the race course. The penalty of disqualification from the race will apply. There are many organized green areas where you can throw away your garbage. Your Granfondo Stelvio Santini jersey has two extra pockets on the sides. You can use them to keep your gel and bar wrappers, plus any other waste until your reach a green area.
As per FCI regulation, no private mechanical assistance will be allowed. Unauthorized vehicles and people will not be allowed to follow the riders in the race train. Police and staff will look out for and stop unauthorized people on the course. Unauthorized cars, bikes and motorcycles could cause safety problems.
After the passage of the first confirmed rider road closures at all junctions will be maintained for a period of 15 minutes. After this point traffic will be allowed to progress as normal but all junctions will be marshalled and whenever necessary traffic will be stopped to ensure the safety of all riders. Escort cars will be following all the riders. It is essential to respect the Laws of the Road, always stay on the right and pass on the left. Pay attention to the danger signs!
There will be individual awards with prizes for the top 3 MEN and WOMEN of each route + awards drawn among all participants + special prizes + team awards, with the SUPER-prize going to the biggest team (in case of equality of members will win the team who comes from the greater distance).
CANCELLATION OF THE EVENT
If, in the event of any circumstances beyond the organizer’s control, the event is not held, the race entry fee will not be refunded nor transferred to the following year. Also, in the event of any circumstances beyond their control, the organizers reserve the right to change the route, even during the race.
Every participant holding an Italian race licence is insured.
All the participants who do not hold a valid race licence (FCI or other recognized cycling associations) must subscribe to a FCI race license for the day at race pack collection.
The FCI day license costs €15,00 and will cover your insurance for the day of the race.
The Granfondo Stelvio Santini requires a doctor’s certification for all the riders that want to ride the medium or long route. If you do not hold a valid Italian FCI race license you MUST have a valid sport medical certificate.
You can get your doctor to issue one for you or you can download the medical certificate form that you will find when you enter the Granfondo and get it filled in by your doctor after a medical examination. Once completed you have to send it to email@example.com or have it with you at race pack collection.
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After the end of the race you’ll be able to see and download the event photos at the following link:
GETTING TO THE RACE
Bormio is a northern Italian town situated in the province of Sondrio, Lombardy and close to the Swiss border in the Alps. It’s accessible from both Italy and Switzerland via a scenic car or bus drive, by train, or by plane and overland transfer.
Follow the S. S. 36 and then the S. S. 38, direction Lecco/Sandrio to Bormio.
From Eastern Italy
From the Brescia follow S. S. 510 and then S. S. 42 until Edolo, then Passo dell’Aprica, Tirano and S. S. 38 to Bormio.
Milan Linate or Bergamo (Orio al Serio).
Unione Sportiva Bormiese.