Pantani’s Land | Granfondo Via del Sale

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Pantani’s Land | Granfondo Via del Sale


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Italy’s Granfondo Via del Sale blends the tantalising flavours of Emilia Romagna with the gruelling training grounds of the late champion Marco Pantani. Cyclist digs into a plateful of this wildly challenging sportive. Buon appetito.


A striking blue Lamborghini, resplendent with flashing police lights, creeps backward toward the first line of riders. The music, some kind of bastardised Queen meets Euro trash house ­– usually reserved for only the biggest of music festivals – blares from the six-foot-tall speakers. Dawn noise restrictions around Emilia Romagna’s east coast town of Cervia don’t apply today. This is the Granfondo Via del Sale, and everything stops for this race – yes I just labelled it so.

Read the article by Alex Malone on cyclist.com.au

  • Granfondo Via del Sale | Ph. Sportograf on cyclist.com.au

  • Granfondo Via del Sale | Ph. Sportograf on cyclist.com.au

  • Granfondo Via del Sale | Ph. Sportograf on cyclist.com.au

  • Granfondo Via del Sale | Ph. Sportograf on cyclist.com.au

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