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GF Monteriggioni Biking Race

 

Sunday, March 13th 2016
GF Monteriggioni Biking Race

 

After the Strade Bianche, another important cycling race will take place this weekend in Siena: GF Monteriggioni biking race

 

GF Monteriggioni biking race - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
GF Monteriggioni biking race – Hotel Borgo Grondaie

One of the historic races of Coppa Toscana of the MTB races, which has now reached its 25th edition. But this year the GF Monteriggioni biking race got a major innovation:
the BMC, a internationally well-known cycling brand, will sponsor the sport event.

A very prestigious collaboration that definitely will mark a turning point in the importance of the race within the Tuscan circuit.

Why should you choose to take part to this race?

GF monteriggioni biking race - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
GF Monteriggioni biking race – Hotel Borgo Grondaie

First of all you can get the chance to ride in one of the most beautiful areas for biking in Tuscany along the trails of the Via Francigenaas well as testing  your riding skills on dirt roads and wild trails.

 

GF monteriggioni biking race - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
GF monteriggioni biking race

This year, the Race route has not changed substantially compared to the previous editions.

The track that develops in the Sienese Hills, offers a choice of a LONG RACE with adouble pass inside the Castle of Monteriggioni and a SHORT RACE .

Do not miss the GPM Race placed on the top  of Fungaia with a 5km climb.

LONG RACE
Length: 52 km of medium difficulty
altitude: 1600 mt.

SHORT RACE
length: 24 km
vertical drop: 650 mt

The new double pass inside the Castle of Monteriggioni will make a more exciting and spectacular race.

GF monteriggioni biking race - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Monteriggioni Castle – Hotel Borgo Grondaie

It was built between 1214 by the Republic of Siena as a bastion of defense and surveillance of the Via Francigena and the Elsa Valley in the direction of Florence, the historic enemy of Siena.

Its historical importance is mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy (Hell- XXXI)

GF Monteriggioni biking race - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
GF monteriggioni biking race

… But let’s go back to the GF Monteriggioni biking race..

after a final climb of 300 meters but with a 23% difference in height, the final shot to the arrival  it will be from Porta Fiorentina up to inside the Castle

 

Due  to the importance of the event, the Bike Channel cameras will transmit the whole race and the services  on 214 in HD channel on the Sky Platform.

GF monteriggioni biking race - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
GF monteriggioni biking race – Hotel Borgo Grondaie

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in the GF Monteriggioni biking race.

There are lots of bookings and it  will be shortly reached the maximun number of 1500 members.

Why don’t you the chance to visit Siena?

GF Monteriggioni biking race - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Siena – Hotel Borgo Grondaie

Hotel Borgo Grondaie is located just 15 minutes from Monteriggioni and 2 km away from the historic center of Siena.

Strategic location, rooms and apartments, private parking, bicycle storage, bike washing.

Choose the most suitable offer for you! Visit our hotel site Borgo Grondaie and enjoy a weekend in Siena biking on the amazing roads of its countryside.

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Edited by Borgo Grondaie

Jessica

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