THE COLNAGO CYCLING FESTIVAL AT DESENZANO DEL GARDA
Lake Garda, along with breathtaking trails, shows and music, has seen cyclists take centre stage in three days of fantastic sport.
On Friday the weather in Desenzano del Garda was less than spring-like, but this did not prevent the activities planned for the Colnago Cycling Festival from going ahead.
These involved some varied and spectacular events to put on the best show for the public. The aim of all these initiatives was to promote the area through the theme of the bicycle, and they were a huge success!
Over 15,000 people attended events including the Randonnée Giro del Lago, street concerts, Junior Bike, Garda Legend and an affectionate salute from Ernesto Colnago.
The icing on the cake was the Granfondo Colnago, on Sunday 14 May. After 2 days of uncertain weather, the sun at last warmed the cyclists at the starting line. Two routes, medium and long, wound through fantastic scenery on a wonderful day.
The men’s winner was Igor Zanetti, of Scott Team Granfondo. The first woman to cross the finishing line was Emma Del Bono of Team Tamburini Group.
Three spectacular days for lovers of cycling, which we can’t wait to experience again next year!