The revered Italian high-end frame manufacturer De Rosa is now the Official Bike of the 2014 Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York prestigious names come together for one fantastic event.
Campagnolo is proud to associate its name with a fantastic race in New York City
, an event that will celebrate its fourth edition this year as it continues to represent and communicate an ideal that we at Campagnolo hold dear: cycling passion.
Campagnolo's relationship with De Rosa on the other hand stems from the origins of the framebuilder's operations in the late 1950's.
Together Campagnolo and De Rosa have ensured that the strongest athletes from cycling's past and present have had the best of equipment upon which to pedal their way to victory in the most prestigious races in the world.
Campagnolo is in the middle of its 80th anniversary this year and 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of De Rosa.
Together they can boast nearly 140 years of dedication to continuous innovation and improving the cycling experience
Having worked very closely throughout their long and prestigious histories to produce the most advanced solutions for names such as Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx and Francesco Moser
the two companies still maintain a very close relationship to this day.
It is only fitting that the two names, Campagnolo and De Rosa, are yet again partnered in producing a quality product.
While this quality product isn't a frame or component, but rather an event, two names of such import could only be associated with a venue and organization of similar stature and it appears as if all parties involved are convinced of Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York's value to not only North America but also the global cycling community
The Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York 2014
will grow even further this year both in terms of participants but also in regards to options for those wanting to ride in the Big Apple.
The original route consists of a 100-mile route with over 8000ft of climbing but the 2014 edition will also include a 50-mile non-competitive GFNY BEAR event.
Both distances provide formidable challenges truly worthy of their New York venue as part of the most international cycling event in the world
As part of the partnership agreement, De Rosa will produce a Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York Protos by De Rosa frame
The Protos is the top frame produced by De Rosa and will be awarded to the overall man and woman winners of Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York and will also be available for sale.
The official Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York bike
will be equipped with Campagnolo Record
components. The frame will have the CGFNY colors: NYC style matte black with neon green accents.
Besides the winners of GFNY 2014, the eight members of CGFNY''s Gruppo Sportivo ambassador team, who lead the free weekly group rides for registered participants of CGFNY14, will each ride a CGFNY Protos by De Rosa equipped with Campagnolo componentry from head to toe.
\rThe Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York 2014 will grow even further this year both in terms of participants but also in regards to options for those wanting to ride in the Big Apple.
The original route consists of a 100-mile route with over 8000ft of climbing but the 2014 edition will also include a 50-mile non-competitive GFNY BEAR event. Both distances provide formidable challenges truly worthy of their New York venue as part of the most international cycling event in the world. \r
\r"I''ve been a fan of De Rosa frames from the day I got into cycling as a kid", says Gran Fondo New York CEO Uli Fluhme. "We''re honored to have De Rosa on board as a partner. The Gran Fondo New York philosophy is to partner with companies and people who stand for the same values as we do: passion for the sport of cycling, authenticity and quality.
De Rosa is also a natural addition given that Ugo De Rosa and Tullio Campagnolo worked together closely for decades, with Valentino Campagnolo and Cristiano De Rosa continuing the close working relationship, and Campagnolo being the Title Sponsor of the event."
About Gran Fondo New York
\r\rThe 4th annual Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York brings Italian cycling culture to the world''s greatest city on May 18, 2014
The world''s most international peloton
with riders from over 70 countries and 48 US states will take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain and back to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.
The 50-mile GFNY BEAR on the same day is a non-competitive ride from NYC to Bear Mountain, to celebrate the park''s 100th anniversary. Gran Fondo racing stems from Italy, where these amateur cycling events take place nearly every weekend throughout Italy giving the cyclists a chance to test and prove themselves on two wheels.
Gran Fondo New York raises funds for Operation Smile, the international children''s medical charity.
The official Grand Fondo New York website is: www.grandfondony.com