1300 riders from 32 different nationalities have registered for the Granfondo over 130km or Mediofondo over 103km in between the beautiful Italian lakes and steep mountains north of Varese towards the Swiss border.  Who doesn’t remember the switchbacks climb towards Alpe Tedesco (German Alps) village, the cobblestones climb or the tough final kilometres towards the finish in Varese from last year’s edition.

The time trial on Saturday over 22km towards Valganna with an up and down part will open the weekend at 3pm.