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Giro della Donna Gran Fondo

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CyclingTips and Limelight Sports invite you to join us on Sunday November 27, 2016 for the second annual Giro della Donna Gran Fondo. Brace yourselves; it’s gonna be a cracker of a day if last years event was anythign to go by. Visityarravalley.com.au are a proud sponsor and we’re pleased to welcome all cyclists back to the region that boasts the closest Alpine climbs to Melbourne.


Starting in the township of Warburton, Victoria and finishing at the top of Mt. Donna Buang, the Giro della Donna features one of the most spectacular cycling routes in Australia.

Over 107km of closed and traffic-managed roads, you’ll climb more than 2,700 metres, including the gruelling (and stunning) 20km Reefton Spur ascent and a true mountain-top finish at Mt. Donna Buang. The addition of a 13km gravel section along the stunning Acheron Way makes this route a challenge for any cyclist, but one that can be enjoyed by all.

With a respectful nod to the Italian champions of years gone by, the challenging terrain of the ‘Strade Nero’, and the epic climbs of the Giro d’Italia, the Giro della Donna will be a day that memories are made of.

“Having your worst day on a bike in such a great location and well organised event leaves you with a smile and looking forward to next year. Simply stunning all round and now a must do on the cycling calendar.” – Shaun Stenson

“Thanks CT, stunning, course, toughest day I’ve had, glutes are still feeling sections of Acheron way, the
pain cave was a little dark on the final climb, but so glad I toughed it out, and the feeling of crossing the line, I was stoked.” – Dodster

“Such a great day. So many friendly people on the bike and off.” Renae

So don’t be part of the grupetto: register now to secure your place amongst the peleton. Numbers are strictly limited

DATE: November 27th 2016

REGISTER: http://cyclingtips.com/2016-giro-della-donna/

REGIONAL CONTACT: Brook Powell – Media & Commuincations Yarra Ranges Tourism

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: 0414 516 884

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