The 2015 Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia will take place on Sunday 17 May. Registration for this prestigious amateur event will open in December.

Like the Etape du Tour, the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia gives amateur riders the chance to take on the same route as the professionals. Next year’s ride will take place on the route of the Corsa Rosa’s Queen Stage from Pinzolo to Aprica. This means a total of five major climbs – including a summit finish – and four stunning descents, with all the hairpins and the same distance that will test the pro riders days later, in one of the most keenly-awaited days of the 2015 Giro d’Italia.

This main route will cover the whole 175km stage, including the climbs of Campo Carlo Magno, Passo del Tonale, Aprica and Mortirolo, before the final climb towards Aprica. There’s also a medium route, which will end after 102km on the first passage up Aprica.

This 3D map of the Passo del Tonale climb gives an idea of the lumpy landscape in store for riders

Find out more at the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia website.

 

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