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COLNAGO CYCLING FESTIVAL 2019, once again this year the spectacular cycling marathon designed by Ernesto Colnago returns in person, in the splendid setting of Lake Garda.
Several programs of competitions by degree of difficulty, so as to satisfy every competitor.
Departure and Arrival in Desenzano del Garda, from 5 to 7 April 2019.


Medium course: 110 km in length, 1,384 m in altitude and two important climbs, that of San Michele and that of the Coasts.

Long route: in this edition the itinerary will border Lake Garda, and will stretch to touch Lake Idro, with a renewal that will give you the opportunity to explore one of the most fascinating locations in the Province of Brescia! News also regarding the climbs that will characterize the track with three new ones, namely that of Navazzo, that of Valvestino and the sweeter one of Preseglie. The length of the route will be 145 km, with a difference in height of 2,130 m.

In addition there will be cycling events for amateur cycle, children and teenagers and events to involve the whole family and visitors in the city of Desenzano del Garda.


Friday 5th April 2019

8.00 am – Randonneé Race bib distribution

9.00 – 9.30 am – Garda Lake Tour – Randonneé start

10.00 am – Expo Area opening

1.00 pm  – Expected arrival time of first finishers of short Randonneur course

5.00 pm – Expected arrival time of first finishers of long Randonneur course

4.00 – 7.00 pm – Race bib distribution for Granfondo

Saturday 6th April  2019

10.00 am – Expo Area opening

10.00 am – Press Room opening

11.00 am – „Auto & Bici Amici“ Project – AIMANC Ass.

From  2.00 to 7.00 pm – Race bib distribution

2.00 pm – Junior Bike start

5.30 pm – Junior Bike prize giving ceremony

7.00 pm – Official Presentation of the Granfondo Colnago

9.00 pm – Fireworks Show

Sunday 7th April 2019

From 5.45  am to 6.20 am – Race bibs distribution

6.30 am – Opening starting grids

6.50 am – Civil Authorities greetings

7.00 am – Granfondo – Medio fondo – Garda Legend start

8.00 am – Area Expo Opening

9.30 am expected arrival time for Garda Legend

10.30 am – Expected arrival time for Medio Fondo winner

12.00 noon – Expected arrival time for Granfondo winner

1.00 pm – Press interviews

2.00 pm – Final prize giving ceremony of Shop Window contest

2.00 pm – Final prize giving ceremony

All the event logistics and shows will take place between Piazza Malvezzi, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti and along the Lungolago Desenzano del Garda promenade except the Baby Bike, which will take place on the ‘Spiaggia d’Oro’ beach, and the Palazzo Todeschini Media Room.


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