The Varignana cycling race, which was born in 1952 involving hundreds of cyclists and enthusiasts over the years, this year started in Cablotech square.
On 25 September Cablotech proudly greeted the departure of the national and foreign teams in the Elite and Under 23 categories.
The history of the Grand Prix
The race deeps its roots in historic “Varignana Cup”, a regional race that from 1952 to 2019 was an important event for Italian amateurs, involving hundreds of cyclists and enthusiasts.
In 2020 the race did not take place due to the pandemic.
The first edition of the new national cycling race dedicated to the Elite and Under 23 categories took place on 25 September 2021: Varignana Grand Prix.
The 2021 edition
This year the organizing committee, made up of Asd Sergio Dalfiume 1952, Biotraining Cycling Team Asd and Polisportiva Villafontana di Medicina Asd, wanted to leave more motivated and determined than ever to create a noteworthy event.
National teams and some foreign teams (English, French and Russian) were invited to the event, involving about 300 people including athletes, sports directors and technicians.
The circuit has also been renewed: the route of 137 km and 1289 meters in altitude started from the square of Cablotech plant in Osteria Grande to then unwind along a spectacular renovated and panoramic circuit on the hills between Castel San Pietro Terme, Liano and Varignana.
The sporting event took place with the partnership of Palazzo di Varignana which hosted the award ceremony; in addition, the adoption of “Terre & Motori – Drive in the Heart of Italy” brand, a territorial tourism promotion project for the 23 municipalities participating in Con.Ami and the participation of the metropolitan city aim to transform Varignana Grand Prix into a sporting event of national significance that can attract more and more participants every year, giving them the opportunity to compete and stand out wishing to access the world of professionalism.
The race was won by Riccardo Lucca of General Store-Essegibi-F.lli Curia team. He was awarded by mayor Tinti within the suggestive setting of Palazzo Varignana.
For Cablotech, among the sponsors of Varignana Grand Prix event, which also includes the Cablotech Trophy, is a matter of pride. In fact, Golfieri family has been passionate about cycling for years, sponsoring over the years cycling teams that have also distinguished themselves in very important races, such as Giro d’Italia.