“Il Lombardia” organizers chose Bergamo as the departure for the 106th edition of the race, falling on Gimondi’s birthday. Moreover, World Tour Team Vacansoleil-DCM’s riders will be in the action at the Italian classic wearing a new “celeste” Bianchi kit to celebrate Fausto Coppi’s five victories at the Giro di Lombardia and pay homage to Gimondi as well.
A gala night dedicated to Felice Gimondi is also scheduled on Friday, September 28th, 8.30 pm, at Centro Congressi Giovanni XXIII in the heart of Bergamo. During the event Bianchi will unveil a special surprise.
Bianchi is Gimondi gala’s proud main sponsor. The company will also have his own exhibition booth in the hospitality village at Il Lombardia’s starting area, near the new “Officina Edoardo Bianchi” store, on September 29th.
The “Gimondi week-end” will end on September 30th, with TX Active-Bianchi’s riders seeking to package a welcome gift to their president Felice Gimondi at Gimondibike, MTB international competition with start and finish in Iseo (Brescia). Bianchi is the Gimondibike’s official bike sponsor.