The first edition of the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma was a great success.
The city of Rome and its people, thousands of cycling enthusiast, a strong and shared passion have been the main ingredients of this special and historic day.
The morning of October 14th Rome woke-up in an atmosphere nothing short of surreal. The morning sun broke the clouds leaving space to a beautiful autumn day. And the city, quietly came to life.
Crowds of curious, people and families gathered along the city course, along the main streets between Fori Imperiali and the Coliseum. In the meantime, at the Terme di Caracalla 5.500 cyclist were ready for the first edition of the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma.
And, on the start grid, emotion, confusion, handshakes and pictures gave the way to the sane competitive tension that characterizes every race.
To make the event even special, there were Alex Zanardi, Fabrizio Macchi, Paolo Bettini, Miguel Indurain, Antonio Rossi, Juri Chechi, Matteo Marzotto and the major Gianni Alemanno.
But the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma was not only a racing event.
Inside the Terme di Caracalla stadium, Campagnolo set up a booth in order to accommodate fans and guests. A place specially designed to meet people, share thoughts and learn more about the new Campagnolo products.
There were set-up 4 bikes equipped with the new electronic transmission Campagnolo Super Record™EPS
and Time Trial/TRI EPS
So, cycling enthusiasts have been able to test the functionalities and plus of the Campagnolo products as well as the new components dedicated to the triathlon world and the time trial races.
Campagnolo wants to say a big "Thank you" to all the participants and guests that make really special the first edition of the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma.
Thanks to all the colleagues and partners that have been a key value for this event, and thanks also to all the people out there who made this event very very special, for us and for the city of Rome.
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