Gran fondo Stelvio Santini - 10th editionSunday June 6nd 2021Regulations


The Granfondo Stelvio Santini is a cycling amatorial event that will take place on September 12th 2021 with start in Bormio, organized by A.S.D. UNIONE SPORTIVA BORMESE, affiliated to the Italian Cyclist Federation with company code 02Y3602.


The Granfondo Stelvio Santini offers 3 routes:

Short: 60 Km – 1950 mt ascent
Medium: 137,9 Km – 3053 mt ascent
Long: 151,3 Km – 4058 mt ascent

  • Participation is open to all FCI members and promotion bodies recognized by FCI of both sexes and foreigners in possession of a cycling licence recognized by the UCI. The professionals, the elite (men and women) and the Under 23 riders are allowed to participate only for promotional purposes and upon invitation from the Organizing Committee and cannot in any way be included in the ranking. Their participation is regulated by the rules of the Italian Cycling Federation.
  • Amateur riders, from 19 years on (solar year), can choose the route that suits them best.
  • Holders of a Cycling Federation Licence (in possession of a medical certificate for competitive cycling activity) and all cyclists from 17 years to 18 years old and from 65 years old onwards, can only participate in the short (60 km) or medium routes (137.9 km).
  • Amateur riders from 15 to 17 years old can take part only to the short route (60 km).
  • Participation is allowed to children from 15 to 18 years old and is only permitted with specific release signed by the parent or guardian.
  • Electric bicycles are not allowed.

    By signing and sending the registration form, the competitor, together with the representative of his team, declares the self-certification of the inexistence of sports, civil and / or criminal regulations or investigations being carried out against him for facts related to doping and declarations to not have hired – and not to hire – substances assigned in the World Antidoping Agency (WADA) doping list ( The false self-certification will be prosecuted according to the law. In the event of positive anti-doping controls observed at the Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini, or positively ascertained in the 6 (six) months following the Granfondo, the competitor is required to pay to the Organizing Committee, as title of compensation for the serious damage caused to the image of the event, the sum of € 50,000.00 (fifty thousand euros / 00). Where belonging to a sports association, the latter will be severally obligated upon payment of this penalty. The sum will be donated to youth sports activities.


    Registration is personal and non-transferable and requires acceptance of all the articles of this regulation. Registration must be made online at www.granfondostelviosantini.comRequests for registration by athletes who have suffered doping penalties from sporting and / or ordinary justice will not be accepted. To be able to register it is compulsory:

    • to have a medical certificate for the practice of cycling valid on the date of the event to be loaded on the Datahealth platform (see article 8)
    • to complete all your personal data requested during registration
    • the acceptance of the Privacy Policy

    The rates for 2021 edition participation are as follows:

    From 28/10/2020 to 31/12/2020– 70€

    From 1/01/2021 until exhaustion at the price of 90€.

    The subscription fee features:

    • RACE BIB customized with your name
    • TIMING SYSTEM through bike chip (to be returned after the event)
    • RACE PACK with SANTINI CYCLING WEAR top of the range jersey. Size to be ordered during registration
    • PASTA PARTY from 12:00 at Pentagono Palace in Bormio

    Registrations will be closed on August 15th, 2021 or when the maximum number of participants set at 1500 will be reached

    Registrations requests will not be accepted after the closing date (August 15th 2021) or upon reaching the maximum number of participants.

    The name change of an already registered participant has an additional cost of 10.00 € and can be made no later than August 15th 2021. The organization does not guarantee the change of size of the race pack jersey. To request the change please email

    Participant who have selected the short route can change the route chosen to medium or long (and the other way around) only before August 15th. To request the change please email Participants who have selected the medium or long route may decide to change their route to long or medium during the race.

    It is possible to change the size of the race pack jersey selected during the registration phase by sending an email with the request to

    It will not be possible to change the jersey size after August 15th.

    The cancellation of an athlete will be accepted only if done in writing within 12.00 pm of August 15th 2021. After that date, those unable to participate, will receive at home the race pack – only upon request sent by e-mail. Shipping costs to be covered by the athlete. The registration fee is non-refundable.


    Notice for all subscribers to the GFSS: to ensure the safety of all participants and according to the regulations and anti-Covid measures 19, to be able to collect the bib and therefore participate in the races it will be necessary to present one of the following documents:
    • Green pass of Covid 19 healing
    • Green pass of Covid 19 vaccination
    • Green pass of Covid 19 certification of performing a quick or molecular antigenic testperformed in the last 48 hoursFurthermore, it will be necessary during the event to follow the current regulations. In particular, we remind you that the face mask must be worn mandatory at the start until the race begin.
    Subsequently it can be stored in the mesh pocket.
    The face mask must be worn again both in crowding situations, and immediately after passing the finish line. Inside the race pack you will find a template made specifically for this event and matching with the cycling jersey of the race.


    Each participant in possession of a valid race licence is considered covered by insurance.
    Those who are not in possession of a race licence, must purchase a FCI day racing licence that will be valid for the day of the event only and will ensure full insurance to the athlete. The FCI day racing licence can be purchased at race pack collection.The event is insured by the F.C.I. ( and is also covered by the supplementary policy Assofondo ( Non-registered cyclists must not enter the group, under penalty of expulsion. In the event of an accident, they will be reported according to the law.


    The organization will provide all participants with the following materials, which are mandatory to participate in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini:

    • A top-of-the-range Santini Cycling Wear jersey, without which it will not be possible to access the starting grids and to be assisted at the food stops and mechanical assistance points
    • The front number, which must be placed in front of the handlebar, extended and clearly visible. It is forbidden to reduce, cut and wrap around the frame the front race number, concealing numbers, words or symbols
    • The race bib, to be placed on the back of the race jersey
    • The Granfondo Stelvio Santini chip to position under the saddle. Failure or incorrect use of the chip will result in the non-inclusion in the classifications of the hill climbs and the non-attribution of the total time achieved. The race number and the chip are strictly personal and not transferable to third parties, under penalty of immediate disqualification. The chip must be returned to the organization after the conclusion of the Granfondo, after the finish on the Stelvio or at the Palazzo Pentagono, where the pasta party will be held
    • Bracelet to access the pasta party

    It is also mandatory for all participants to wear a helmet during the entire course of the event.

    We kindly remind you that the temperatures in the last kilometers of the Stelvio could be rigid. We advise all participants to bring along some winter clothing (jacket, tights, gloves, shoe covers). You will have the opportunity to store these clothes, along with your change and a backpack to be used to descend to Bormio, in a bag that you will be given at race pack collection along with a sticker with your bib number to attack for its recognition. You will have to deliver the bag before the start of the Granfondo to the organization that will take care of bringing it to the top of the Stelvio where you will find it when you arrive. Some hotels in Bormio offer a free bag collection service the night before the Granfondo.


Use of the jersey is mandatory. The official jersey is an element of security and control for all the staff of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini to identify at all times the participants of the event. Without the race jersey it will not be possible to access the starting grids and be assisted at the food stops and mechanical assistance points.

It is very important during the registration process to carefully choose the size of your jersey following the size chart and the indications provided. Please note that the fit of the shirt is tight, so if you want a softer fit we recommend the choice of one or two sizes bigger.


Each participant must be in possession of a medical certificate for the practice of competitive cycling; participants of foreign residency must possess a medical certificate according to the E – Health Certificate model.

For each participant, both of Italian residence and foreign residence, the certificate of eligibility for participation must have expiry date no earlier than the day of the competition. The possession of an appropriate medical certificate will be checked using the DataHealth service; therefore, both for participants of Italian residency and foreign residency, it is necessary that the medical certificate provided is validated, through the DataHealth service (, within August 31st, 2021.

Please note that simply own a cycling federation membership card is not sufficient for participating.


The collection of the race numbers and the race pack is organized at the PALAZZO PENTAGONO in Bormio, via Manzoni, on the following days and times:

      • FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      • SATURDAY 11th SEPTEMBER from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
      • SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER from 5:00 am to 6:30 am

It is mandatory to show the registration confirmation when collecting your race pack

The expo area where the sales and collection of the pre-ordered official merchandising is planned, will be set up outside the Pentagono Building. Participants who do not collect ordered merchandise will lose the right above it. It is possible to get family and/or friends to collect the material with a copy of the order confirmation.


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11th, 5:30 pm at the Palazzo Pentagono in Bormio.

Technical briefing with introduction to the race, presentation of the 3 routes, useful tips and tasting of local specialties.


The meeting point for the start and entry to the grid is September 12th 2021 from 5:30 am to 6:15 am at Via al Forte in Bormio.

The grids are 5: red, yellow, blue, white, for medium and long routes and green for the short route

Access to the assigned grid is mandatory by following the path indicated on the map delivered to the race pack withdrawal.

At the access to the grid you will find dedicated staff that will verify the access requirements. Recall that access to the grid will be denied to those who will not wear the jersey of the Granfondo race pack and / or do not meet the requirements of point 6 (Mandatory Material).

The assignment of bib numbers and starting grids will take place in order of registration. Exceptions are VIP guests and all those who have participated in at least 5 of the 7 editions of the Granfondo.

The allocation of the grid will be defined after 125/08/2021 and communicated to the participants through the official website of the Granfondo.

      1. TIME LIMIT

The time limit at the start of the Stelvio Pass climb is scheduled for 14:00. Riders starting their Stelvio ascent after the time limit will not be considered in the ranking.


Along the route there will be five roving ambulances with one additional ambulance stationed at the start/ finish.


There are 6 mechanical assistance points: TEGLIO, TOVO (medium and long routes) in 2 points, on top of the MORTIROLO, in BORMIO and at the 3rd ROADMAN’S HOUSE on STELVIO.

There is no moving mechanical assistance during the Granfondo.

The assistance by the mechanical service will be of prime necessity and not for repairs or replacements of parts that involve careful works. In the case of replacement of spare parts the cost will be charged to the participant.
According to FCI regulation for amatorial cycling events (rule 3.6.01 MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE), private mechanical assistance and among competitors is strictly forbidden. In case of need, participants will have to use the mechanical assistance provided by the organization or to make their own repairs.
Under no circumstances private or teams cars and motorcycles following participants are allowed. The organization of the event is required to verify, with the help of the event Judges, full compliance with this rule and will be held responsible for any infringement. Participants that will benefit of this type of assistance, will be disqualified.

      1. TIMING

The Granfondo Stelvio Santini does not provide a final classification. However, to measure the times of the hill climbs, the total time on the route will be recorded and communicated in alphabetical order at the end of the race.

To have the correct timing it is very important that the chip is correctly positioned under the saddle.

The organization will not be able to retrieve the times of those who have not correctly placed the chip and will not accept claims due to the loss or incorrect positioning of the same.


During the event and on all the 3 planned routes we require the absolute observance of the Highway Code to all the participants, with particular attention when descending downhill and passing through the urban centers.

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.

GREEN AREAS are placed at the following points on the routes:
after TEGLIO food stop, after LOVERO food stop, at the 3rd, 6th and 9th km of the MORTIROLO climb, after MORTIROLO food stop (at the end of descent of MORTIROLO), on top of the LANDSLIDE, after BORMIO food stop, at the BAGNI VECCHI (the 3rd km of the climb of the Stelvio), after the 3rd ROADMAN’S HOUSE food stop.

The participants are requested to express their respect to all the staff involved in the organization, to the other participants and all the people they meet on the route.

Participants are asked to respect the assigned grid / start order.

      1. RANKINGS

The Granfondo Stelvio Santini is a competitive amatorial event that considers:

      1. Detection of the start-finish time, indicating, in alphabetical order, the total
        time of each participant
      2. Ranking of the overall time spent on 3/2/1 hill climbs (long/medium/short
        routes) indicating the absolute position and that of each category
      3. Ranking of the time spent on the single hill climbs (Teglio, Mortirolo, Stelvio) with indication of the absolute position.
      1. AWARDS

The following participants will be awarded:

      • GF STELVIO SANTINI KING/QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN; the winner, man and woman, in each category based on the total times taken on the hill climbs – Teglio, Mortirolo
        and Stelvio (short, medium and long route)
      • TEGLIO/MORTIROLO/STELVIO KING/QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN; the absolute winner, man and woman, of each hillclimb time trial (Teglio, Mortirolo, Stelvio)
      • The team with the largest number of entrants (which will be awarded during the briefing, on Saturday, September 11th)
      • The first three team with the highest number of athletes at the finish
      • The older and younger male and female competitors

The category awards not collected during the awards will not be mailed to the address of the winners nor given on the days after 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.


The organization reserves the right to make changes to this Regulation at any time in its sole discretion. All information and official statements regarding the event can be found on the websites and


For anything not covered in this regulation and on the site, the general rules of the F.C.I. for cyclo-amateur and cycle-tourism activities apply.

Unione Sportiva Bormiese declines all responsibility for itself and for its staff, for accidents or damage to persons and / or things, which may occur before, during and after the event or as a result of the same.

It reserves the right to exclude athletes who will behave incorrectly before, during and after the event. In addition, competitors who throw waste and objects of all kinds outside the appropriate spaces located near the food stops will be disqualified and will not be able to attend the event the following year.

We warn you that support vehicles will not be allowed to follow the participants in any case and the data of the vehicles that would abusively do so will be detected by the inspectors of the organization and handed over to the Jury and to the competent police authority, for their sporting or highway code violation.


By submitting the online registration form or the hard copy registration form, the competitor declares to be in possession of the valid medical certificate required, to be in possession of a regular cycling racing licence and insurance for liability to third parties and to have read in full the Regulation and the instructions contained in this document accepting unconditionally every point. The participant also gives consent to the use of its images and its data, in accordance with the Privacy Act no. 196/2003.

Participants at the time of registration undertake to comply with the health standards imposed by the Italian Government and the health protocol adopted by the organization in the field of Covid-19.