Following the preventive measures taken against COVID-19 (better known as coronavirus), the Grandfondo Stelvio, initially planned for June 7th 2020 was cancelled and reported to next year’s edition, scheduled for Sunday June 6th, 2020. We attach the link to the organizers’ official statement here.
Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 edition, the Grandfondo Stelvio is coming back bigger and stronger than ever in 2021, to celebrate its 9th edition in Bormio, in the northern region of Italy, near the Swiss border.
More than 3,500 cyclists from all around the world are expected to take part in this classic Italian road race through the Alps. To satisfy all needs, three courses of varying distances are proposed:
- Short course of 60 kilometers between Bormio and the Stelvio Pass
- Medium route of 138 kilometers with more than 3,000 meters of ascent through Teglio
- Long route of 151 kilometers through Teglio, Mortirolo and the Stelvio Pass
Professional athletes will be sharing the start lines alongside passionate amateurs and Sunday warriors in these physically demanding but rewarding races offering stunning views of the Lombardian region.
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The Grandfondo Stelvio offers three courses:
- Short Route
The short route is a condensed version of the longer races, starting in Bormio and descending onto Sondalo over the first third of the 60 kilometer course before heading back to Bormio and past the Lombardian town to ascend to the Passo dello Stelvio, culminating at 2,758 meters of altitude.
- Medium Route
The medium route is a longer version of the Short Route which starts in Bormio and also descends into Sondalo over the first 20 kilometers of the 138 kilometer race. But instead of heading straight back to Bormio, the route does a loop around to Bianzone to climb to Teglio after which it does return towards Bormio and climbs to the Passo dello Stelvio for a total of 3,050 meter climb over the 138 kilometer course.
- Long Route
The Long Route is the most physically and mentally challenging race the Grandfondo Stelvio has to offer. The 151 kilometer race starts in Bormio like all the other races and visits Sondalo, Bianzone and Teglio like the Medium Route but adds a detour to Mortirolo for an extra climb before the main ascent towards Passo dello Stelvio for the finish line.
Saturday 5th June 2021:
- 9AM - 7PM: Expo Area
- 9AM - 9PM: Race kit retrieval
- 5:30PM - 6:30PM: Race briefing
Sunday 6th June 2021:
- 5AM - 6:30AM: Race kit retrieval
- 7AM: Start of the Medium and Long Routes
- 7:40AM: Start of the Short Route
- 9AM - 4PM: Expo Area
- 12PM: Pasta Party
- 4PM: Awards ceremony