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. 2012′s Giro d’Italia saw a single stage take in both of these legendary climbs for one of the most brutal stages of the race. Now for only the third 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 carefully read all the following information and advice.
WHEN: SATURDAY May 31st , 6.00 PM WHERE: Piazza Kuerc, Bormio* INTRODUCTION TO THE RACE AND THE THREE ROUTES USEFUL INFO AND ADVICE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS LIVE MUSIC LOCAL DELICACIES AND WINE SPECIAL GUESTS: To be confirmed *in case of rain, the race briefing will take place at Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Bormio DON’T MISS IT!
- GRAN FONDO STELVIO SANTINI START: 7.30am (where: BORMIO, VIA AL FORTE)
- TIME LIMIT IN BORMIO (before the start of the Stelvio climb): 2.15pm (where: food stop in PIAZZA DI COMBO, BORMIO)
- AWARD CEREMONY: 4pm (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, May 31st from 9am to 9pm.
- SUNDAY, JUNE 1st from 5.45am to 7.00am.
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, under penalty of immediate disqualification.
There will be three STARTING GRIDS:
- MERIT GRID (marked in RED): for the first 50 riders of the 2013 GF Stelvio Santini long course ranking, the first 50 riders of the 2013 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.
- THIRD GRID (marked in GREEN): amateurs.
It’s forbidden to enter a different grid than the one assigned. You may enter the grid from 6.45 am to 7.20 am. Latecomers will start in the last grid.
In the first part of the race the race director car will go before the participants and keep a controlled speed until km. 12, until the end of the dangerous slope of Val Pola at LE PRESE di Sondalo. 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 four repair service areas. The first one at TEGLIO, the second and third at TOVO – before the splits between long and medium route – and in BORMIO. 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 contender).
There will be four refreshment areas along the racecourse:
- TEGLIO at km. 52.
- TOVO S. AGATA (just before the splits between long and medium route) at km. 85.
- At the top of MORTIROLO climb (for the long route) at km. 94.
- BORMIO (before the start of the STELVIO climb), in Piazza di Combo (time limit zone).
The food stops are placed at the sides 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 beyond this time the climb of the Stelvio Pass is forbidden.
After the finish line 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. 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 the race, coming from the opposite direction. PLEASE STAY ON THE RIGHT AND GIVE WAY TO PEOPLE CLIMBING!
At Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Bormio you are going to find an area where you can return your chip. Once the chip is returned, you’ll be given your deposit back.
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.
Unauthorized vehicles and people will not be allowed to follow the riders in the race train. Police and staff will look out 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 all riders safety. 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 absolute MEN and WOMEN of every routes + awards draw among all participants + special prizes + team’s awards, with SUPER-prize 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 recognized for 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.
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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 the 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.