Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

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An unique experience to fight on the white roads of Siena, to ride like a pro.
Challenge yourself across the stunning hills of Tuscany. Ride into the legend!
Italy's Strade Bianche has quickly become a Classic one-day race, with the hilly dirt roads of Tuscany selecting the strongest and bravest riders before the finale on the steep climb into historic Siena and then the finish in the Piazza del Campo that also hosts the summer Palio horse race. 
 
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Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Strade Bianche weekend (Gran Fondo & Pro race) accompanied by ex world champion Johan Museeuw!


Friday, 2nd of March: pick-up at Pisa airport (on request Florence airport)

Today our guides will meet you around 11am at the Pisa airport and will assist you to our minivan. We collect you from Florence airport and bring you to our accommodation in the centre of Siena where we will spend the next 3 nights in our 4 star hotel. The first job will be to assemble your bike and Go4Cycling staff will be on hand if you have mechanical problems or need any other assistance. We will then leave for a short ride to discover the area around the place where we stay. Our group leaders and special guest Johan Museeuw will explain the whole itinerary and present the programme of the following three days. This is a good occasion to ask any questions you might have but of course also to meet the people who you will be spending your holiday with.

Saturday, 3rd of March: Strade Bianche pro race day

In the nine years since Strade Bianche arrived on the pro cycling calendar, it has quickly attained a revered status among pros, fans and the media. This year Strade Bianche earned a place in the World Tour, amongst other elite races. They call it, “The Youngest Classic,” and, “The New Monument.”

In an epoch when the fever for competitive cycling and adventure riding have converged in the form of gravel racing, Strade Bianche resonates deeply with its signature white gravel roads paired with traditional tarmac racing. The route traverses ancient towns and ends in a devastating 18% climb to the finish that provides a visual spectacle on par with all of our sport’s best annual moments. The giants of the peloton come out and swing hard at Strade Bianche, fighting for the win in front of the cycling-mad tifosi, who pack the final kilometer and the spectacular finish chute in Siena’s town square. It is a race fit for kings, and in his final season, Fabian Cancellera proved why he has earned the crown of a classics legend.

Our programme for today: We will be at the start in the center of Siena. Once we’ve seen the official start here we will continue our journey to view the race at a few locations on the course. On request we can provide you with access to the VIP-areas at the start and the finish to watch the riders up close.

Sunday, 4th of March: Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

This is your challenge day! It will be an unique experience to ride along ex world champion Johan Museeuw!

The Gran Fondo Strade Bianche is a mass start cyclo race with the same exhilarating as the pro riders did the day before. We will assist you at the start, provide an extra feed zone along the course and meet you at the finish at the Piazza del Campo in Siena. 

Race entry is not included in this package, but can be arranged upon request. 

Monday, 5th of April: Goodbye from Go4Cycling. Drop off around 1pm at Pisa airport (on request Florence airport)

 

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Price per person

€ 570 (twin share)

Optional

  • Single room: € 120
  • Gran Fondo entry: € 65 (start box 2001 - 3000) or € 80 (start box 1001 - 2000)
  • Strade Bianche pro race VIP-access (start = 80€ / finish = 120€)

 

Payment Policy

Booking: 50% deposit

90 days prior to the tour departure date: 25%

60 days prior to the tour departure date: balance due

You will also have the option to pay the full charge at once while booking.

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

What’s included in this package
  • Free bike transfer from Belgium (Ghent/Hasselt - Siena - Ghent/Hasselt)
  • Airport pick up (Pisa or on request Florence) and all transfers
  • 4 stars rated hotel based on double occupancy
  • guaranteed entry to the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche (entry sold separately)
  • all breakfasts
  • support vehicle (minibus 9 seats) during training ride and Gran Fondo with water, sports nutrition and snacks  
  • watch the pro race at the start and finish and see the race from a few locations on the course. 
  • bi-lingual and bi-cultural group leader
  • bike guides
  • support staff
  • detailed cue-cards, directions, maps, profile of stages, etc.
  • other "goodies"
What’s not included
  • Gran Fondo entry, available to buy separately
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch & diners
  • Hotel incidentals (room service, phone, laundry, etc)
  • Rental bikes (can be provided, check out the next tab)
Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Please keep in mind that for your entry to the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche, you will need a health certificate from your local physician. The certificate needs to state that you according to clinical investigations carried out, doesn’t present any contraindication related to sport to cardiovascular intensive activity.

Please click HERE to download here your health certificate.

 

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

THE ROUTE  2018

Gran Fondo
129,8 Km – Elevation gain 1350 m

It is the same of the professional Women Élite race.  A twisty and undulating course, with no long climbs but with punchy hills, most significantly on the unpaved parts. There are roughly 30km of gravel roads, appearing in eight sectors (all shared with the Men’s course).
Starting from Siena (Stadium/Medicean Fortress area), the first undulating kilometres are on tarmac before reaching the 2.1km gravel Sector 1 at km 11, which is perfectly straight and always slightly uphill.
After few kilometres the riders will face Sector 2 (4.7km), first real challenge on the course with a short part on descent and a long climb with parts at over 10%.
The course will then go through Radi, where Sector 3 starts (4.4km, second part of the original Sector 1 of the first editions) and immediately after Sector 4, one of its classic gravel sectors (5.5km, featuring in the course since its first edition) with no significant gradient and leading to Buonconvento.
After the passage through Buonconvento the feed station will be positioned in the area of Ponte d’Arbia. Soon the route reaches Monteroni d’Arbia, which marks the beginning of Sector 5 of San Martino in Grania (9.5km) in the middle of the Crete Senesi. It’s a long sector with continuous up and downs in the first part, ending up with a twisting climb before meeting the tarmac again.
After Castelnuovo Berardenga there’s a very short, flat section of gravel (300m), before facing, after Monteaperti, Sector 6 which is only 800m long, but with a double digit gradient ramp before rejoining the tarmac in Vico d’Arbia and going to paved road through Pieve a Bozzone.
Next comes the penultimate sector (Sector 7, 2.4km) on the climb toward Colle Pinzuto (with inclination up to 15%). After a few kilometres the riders will face the last sector (Sector 8, 1.1km) which features a sequence of a demanding descent followed by a very punchy climb (max 18%) that ends up at the Tolfe. From here only 12km separate the riders from the finish in Piazza del Campo, Siena.
Final kilometres are the same as the men’s course.

Medio Fondo
77 Km – Elevation gain 950 m

Last kilometers

The demanding final kilometres, with gradients up to 16%, approach the city of Siena along broad, straight sections of road, connected by sweeping curves, first descending, and then climbing slightly. 2km from the finish line, the route joins Via Esterna di Fontebranda, where the gradient touches 9%.
900m from the finish line, the race route passes beneath Fontebranda Gate where the road surface becomes paving slabs. The gradient exceeds 10% until 500m from the finish line, reaching its highpoint of 16% in Via Santa Caterina. A sharp right hand turn leads to Via delle Terme, and then Via Banchi di Sotto. With 300m to go, the road continues to climb slightly then, 150m from the line, a right turn leads into Via Rinaldini. The route enters the Piazza del Campo just 70m from the finish line. The final 30m descends at a gradient of 7% and the finish line itself is flat.

 

 

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

BMC - World Class rental bicycles
Experience to ride a world-class and highly efficient carbon road bike. 
BMC swiss cycling technology.
You only need to bring your cycling shoes, helmet and pedals.

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2

 

The Teammachine has won them all; the Tour de France (Yell Cadel!), the Olympics (Greg VA!), World Championships (Fast Phil!), and grueling Classics. Despite its success, BMC has not been resting on their laurels: to stand still means being overtaken – to remain at the top, even the best must evolve. The new Teammachine pushes the boundaries of advanced cycling technology. Its creation has been all-encompassing. The result is the pinnacle of performance in competitive cycling: the world’s raciest balance of light weight, stiffness and compliance, perfected with maximal integration and Swiss design; a jet on wheels.

Your bike will be fitted with disk brakes, with the latest 2018 electronic shimano ultegra di2 shifting with a 50/34 front and 11/28 rear cassette giving you the right gear at the speed of light. The 40mm high-profile carbon DT swiss wheelset is mounted with 25mm clincher tires to offer you the lowest rolling resistance.

The SLR01 is available in sizes 54 - 56 - 58.

Rental prize: 70€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M  55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L  57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L  58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL  60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL  62 - 63   XXL

 

BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2

BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2

Who said you couldn’t have it all? The Roadmachine challenges the traditional road bike categories. From axle to axle, this bicycle delivers sleek, integrated technologies and hints at free speed from every angle. Brilliant pedaling efficiency and the ideal level of compliance for legendary long days of riding leave you with no doubts; this bike has it all.

The roadmachine 01 is an all but perfect bicylce. It’s a study in what road bikes for the non-racer are becoming: disc-equipped, light and compliant, fully integrated and versatile, thanks tot the tire clearance. It is one of the most striking bikes that BMC has ever produced.

Your bike will be fitted with disk brakes, with the latest 2018 electronic shimano ultegra di2 shifting with a 50/34 front and 11/28 rear cassette giving you the right gear at the speed of light. The light carbon 3T wheelset is mounted with 28mm clincher tires for added riding comfort.


The Roadmachine is available in sizes 58 - 56 & 54.

Rental prize: 70€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M 55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L 57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L 58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL 60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL 62 - 63   XXL


BMC SLR03 Shimano 105

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105

With an identical racing inspired geometry as the team machine 01, the 03 is an allround carbon racer that cannot hide its origins from the bike that stormed Philippe Gilbert to his world championship title or Cadel Evans to win the Tour de France.

Your bike will be fitted with rim brakes and a solid shimano 105 groupset with a compact 50/34 front chainring and 11/28 rear cassette in order to be able to tackle the steepest ‘cols’ or ‘cime’ that will cross your path during your journey.

The shimano wheelset is mounted with all round 25mm clincher tires.


BMC teammachine SLR03  - Shimano 105 is vailable in sizes 47 - 51 - 54 - 57.

Rental prize: 50€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M 55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L 57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L 58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL 60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL 62 - 63   XXL


BMC GF02 Shimano 105

BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Enjoy a relaxing ride with this bike. The comfort of the Granfondo combined with the durability of the Shimano Ultegra. The GF02 is available in sizes 48 - 51 - 54 & 58.

Rental prize: 50€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M 55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L 57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L 58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL 60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL 62 - 63   XXL


Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Tuscany week

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Friday 9 March 2018

From

€ 2895,00/person

Remarks

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