On 1 July 2023, the Monza racetrack hosted the 38th edition of the Rotary International Cycling Championships organized in collaboration with the Fellowship Cycling to Serve.
The race took place on the famous circuit designed for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. A fast and flat circuit that managed to highlight the qualities of long distance riders and sprinters.
Monza is not only synonymous with Formula 1. The city also boasts hundreds of years of history as testified by the Royal Villa and Civic Museum (https://turismo.monza.it) and is strategically located just a few kilometres from Milan, the economic capital of Italy, and Lake Como.
Monza is also the capital of Brianza, very well-known by amateur cyclists who ride it far and wide but also by professional cyclists who tackle the climbs of Lissolo and Colle Brianza in the "Agosto Cup". It is also possible to reach the top of the Ghisallo and visit the homonymous Sanctuary and the famous Cycling Museum with the collection of the Pink Jerseys donated over the years by the winners of the Giro d'Italia (https://www.museodelghisallo.it).
A wonderful opportunity to combine sports, Rotarian friendship and a few days of vacation to visit these places and cycle a few kilometers.
Colnago, Colnago, da 70 anni un percorso forgiato da leggende.
Colnago Ernesto & C. S.r.l., known as Colnago, is a manufacturer of high-end road-racing bicycles founded near Milano in Cambiago, Italy, in 1954.
The company has grown thanks to the ability to develop new technologies and projects on steel frames with joints, working in close collaboration with the best professional cycling teams serving the greatest champions.
Colnago soon revealed itself as one of the most creative and lively racing bike manufacturers, innovating and bringing its ideas into the cycling world and experimenting with new and different materials including titanium and carbon fiber, now a mainstay of modern bicycle construction.
Among the many Colnago victories:
Tadej Pogačar won both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Tour de France riding Colnago bikes.
Find more www.colnago.com.
The Giro delle Dolomiti, in its 46th edition from July 24-28, 2023, returns to the great Dolomite classics on the territories of Alto-Adige and Trentino. Each stage (5 in total) will feature, a mountain time trial that will help determine the overall winner. For the rest of the route, you will pedal in a speed-controlled peloton.
The Giro delle Dolomiti enjoys great popularity on the international scene. This year´s stages are full of charm and will take in the stunning Dolomite passes of Stelvio, Passo Fedaia, Alpe di Pampeago and the Salto plateau. In fact, many of these 'classic' passes have hosted the Giro d´Italia caravan in recent years.
The "Giro dei 4 Passi" stage, the legendary "Sellaronda" with the Sella, Pordoi, Campolongo and Gardena passes, will be the longest and most challenging of the entire event.
In 2023 the total distance will be 503.5 kilometers, the elevation gain about 11,509 meters. It will start each day from Fiera Bolzano, the logistical center of the event.
Registration can be for the entire Giro delle Dolomiti ("Complete Giro" ticket) or for individual stages. Included in the registration fee is a long list of services, as well as the official Giro delle Dolomiti jersey.
The Giro delle Dolomiti is certified as a "green event" and boasts the Patronage of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation.
For those who will accompany the cyclists, moreover, the organizers of the ASD Giro delle Dolomiti have planned cultural and gastronomic activities, devising an ad hoc package for them, the "Giro Guest".
To register or get more information, all interested parties can visit the website www.girodolomiti.com.