Strade Bianche Granfondo
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Our packages include return airport transfers, half board accommodation, guided warm up ride & sportive entry. 3 night trips available.
One of the modern classics of the sportive calendar and the first classic pro race & Granfondo of the season - an undulating route on the famous white roads of Tuscany. Take on the gravel, with a killer finish into stunning Siena.
The pro race stems from a sportive set up in the late 90s in this region called L;Erioca, which celebrated the golden age of cycling where amateurs would ride old bikes in retro kit over stunning Tuscan roads. This became so popular the pros wanted a race on the same terrain, and to come full circle there is now a granfondo for the pro race, which is based on a sportive.
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Arrive in Pisa for the transfer at 3pm. We arrive into the hotel before 5pm with time to build bikes and be ready for tomorrow. At 7pm we have a welcome drink with our guide to run through the week.
We ride 60km today taking in a couple of gravel sections to get you ready for the sportive. We catch the pro race out on the route and then head back to the hotel and watch the finish in Siena.
Sportive day! The sportive starts at 8.30am. Upon your return we help pack your bikes and celebrate an epic ride.
At leisurely morning before we head back to Pisa departing Siena at 11am for a 1pm arrival.
There are two routes for the Strade Bianche Granfondo, both starting and ending in Siena. The long route is the same as the women's pro race, over 139km with 31km of gravel. The shorter route is 86km with 21km of gravel.
There are few tough climbs until you hit the final ascent into Siena, where the gradients hit 16% before finishing in the amazing square - one of the most stunning finishes to a bike race anywhere in the World.
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