Since its return and the official opening of registration, occurred on the 21st of November 2022, the La Fausto Coppi international granfondo has continued to collect entries.
To date, when the event is still more than 4 months away, 1550 athletes have already registered for the Granfondo, which once again proves to be one of the most appreciated by cyclists from all over the world.
Seventeen nations are represented so far, including Italy, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, France, England, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, and the USA - with Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain predominating.
Reaching 1,550 registered participants is to be taken as a record, which the ASD Fausto Coppi on the road – the organisers of the granfondo - proudly announces. Especially in this particular historical moment, in which there is a general decline in attendance at sporting events.
It is also a notice for those still undecided: there are just over 1,200 places left to reach the quota, set at 2,800 participating athletes.
The event will take place on Sunday 25th of June 2023 and the routes remain unchanged from the last editions: the Granfondo of 177 km and 4,125 metres of altitude difference and the Mediofondo of 111 km and 2,500 metres of altitude difference.
It will be a great weekend of sport, promotion of the territory, and outdoors activities in the village in Piazza Galimberti in Cuneo, in the North-West of Italy, where the start and finish will be held.
The GPM (Gran Premio della Montagna) for both tracks is the legendary Colle Fauniera, with its 22.3-kilometer climb to the 2,481 metre where there is the Pantani monument.
“We are satisfied but not surprised – comment Davide Lauro and Emma Mana, the organisers of the event - After a year's stop, many friends, athletes, and partners have asked us to reintroduce this much-loved event; a proof of how much La Fausto Coppi has grown over time and how much enthusiasts want to cycle in the splendid mountains of our territory. The sports events sector as well as the cycling world is experiencing a general decline in adhesions, which has little to do with the event or those organising it. Unfortunately, it is a time of difficulty and economic crisis, a long wave of the pandemic, which pushes athletes to carefully select the events in which they want/can participate. It is good to see that La Fausto Coppi is one of these!”