Campagnolo partners with De Rosa to bring Italian cycling culture and riders from across the world to New York for the annual Gran Fondo Event.
With 2014 being De Rosa's 60th anniversary, and this year being Campagnolo's 80th, the 2014 Gran Fondo New York is set to grow even more with cyclists from around the world expected to participate. This 2014 edition will also include a 50-mile non-competitive GFNY BEAR event, as well as the original 100-mile route with over 8000ft of climbing.
Both Campagnolo and De Rosa ensure 'that the strongest athletes from cycling’s past and present have had the best of equipment upon which to pedal their way to victory in the most prestigious races in the world.' As part of the partnership agreement, De Rosa will produce a Campagnolo equipped Gran Fondo New York Protos. The Protos is the top frame produced by De Rosa and will be awarded to the overall man and woman winners of Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York and will also be available for general sale.
Uli Fluhme, CEO of the Gran Fondo New York, says its philosophy is to 'partner with companies and people who stand for the same values as we do: passion for the sport of cycling, authenticity and quality.' And goes onto state that the Campagnolo and De Rosa partnership is a 'natural addition given the close relationship they have shared over the decades'.
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