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 sixth 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.
RACE PACK COLLECTION
You can collect your race pack at Palazzo Pentagono – via Manzoni 22, Bormio
- FRIDAY June 9th, from 3 pm to 8 pm
- SATURDAY June 10th, from 9 am to 9 pm
- SUNDAY June 11th, from 5.30 am to 6,30 am
OFFICIAL RACE BRIEFING
WHEN: SATURDAY 10th June, 5:30 pm
WHERE: Palazzo Pentagono – via Manzoni 22, Bormio
Introduction to the Granfondo, useful information and advice on the 3 routes, music and entertainment from Radio Number One. Local food and drinks offered by the Bormio Commerce association.
DON’T MISS IT!
We suggest you park near the ski facilities (via Btg. Morbegno) or at Palazzo del Ghiaccio.
GRAN FONDO STELVIO SANTINI START:
Bormio, Via al Forte
- Medium and Long Routes 7.00am (where: BORMIO, VIA AL FORTE)
- Short Route will start straight after approximately at 7.40 am
TIME LIMIT IN BORMIO (before the start of the Stelvio climb): 2.15pm (where: start of the Stelvio Pass climb)
AWARD CEREMONY: 4.15pm (where: BORMIO, PALAZZO DEL GHIACCIO)
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.
The race chip will be given to you at race pack collection. It must be positioned underneath the saddle, on the seat-post.
You will have to return your chip to our staff at the nish on the top of the Stelvio in order to receive your clothing bag.
If you fail to return the chip you won’t be able to participate to the next editions of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini. 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.
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.
The entrance to the starting grids is at via al Forte
- LONG AND MEDIUM ROUTES from 6.15 to 6.50
- SHORT ROUTE from 6.30 to 7.15 am
For the first km of the race the race director’s car will travel in front of the participants keeping a controlled speed. After this point the Granfondo Stelvio Santini will start.
The official jersey of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini is included in your race pack and must be used during the event.
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)
- BORMIO (at the food stop in Piazza Combo)
- At the 2nd 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).
Along the course there will be four roving ambulances with one additional ambulance stationed at the start/finish.
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.
- After descending the MORTIROLO climb (for the long route) at 94,5km.
- BORMIO (before the start of the STELVIO climb), in Piazza di Combo (time limit zone).
- At the 3° 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).
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!
The time limit at the start of the Stelvio Pass climb is 2.15pm.
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 an extra pocket on the side. You can use it 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.
The Gran Fondo Santini Stelvio is a competitive amatorial event that will produce two final standings:
1) Detection of Total start-finish time, indicating, in alphabetical order, the total time, the absolute position and the category position of each participant
2) Ranking of the overall time spent on 3/2/1 hill climbs (long / medium / short routes) indicating the absolute position of that category
The following prizes will be awarded:
– KING/QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN; The first three (3) men and women in each category based on the total times taken on each of the hillclimbs – Teglio, Mortirolo and Stelvio. Based on the route selected, their times will then be added together.
Thus, for the Short Route, only the Stelvio time trial will be used, while for the Medium Route, the times from the Teglio and Stelvio hillclimbs will be used. For Long Route contestants, the times from all three hillclimb time trials will be taken into account. The three rankings will feature both overall position and category position.
The winners of all categories for all three routes (men’s and women’s) will be presented with the coveted King/Queen of the Mountains polka dot jersey.
– The three teams (excluding USBormiese which is organising the event) with the largest number of entrants (from 10 cyclists upwards)
– The first team with the highest number of athletes at the finish
– The older and younger male and female competitors
The category Prizes not collected during the awards will not be mailed to the address of the winners.
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) can subscribe a FCI race license 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 here our health certificate form and get it filled in by your doctor after a medical examination. Once completed you have to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or have it with you at race pack collection.
PHOTOS OF EVENT
Rules & Regulations Of The Granfondo Stelvio Santini
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.