GIRO DELLA COSTA CENTRALE UNVEILS ITS LA MAGLIA ROSA (PINK JERSEY)Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jersey will be Awarded to the Top Male and Female in the 100-mile, 100K and 25-mile ride and the Top Female in the Women’s-only 50-mile FemmeFondo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Organizers of the Giro Della Costa Centrale, a California Central Coast GranFondo that travels along Tour of California roads in the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County wine countries, announces the design of its “La Maglia Rosa” Pink Jersey. With an “Everything Italian” riding theme, the Pink Jersey is patterned after the winner’s jersey of the Giro D’Italia. The pink jersey is exclusive to the winners of the four tour rides at the Giro Della Costa Centrale and will be awarded to the top female and male in each (with the exception of the FemmeFondo that is a women-only ride).

All Giro Della Costa Centrale rides will start at Trilogy Resort at Monarch Dunes, a 5-star community/resort with spa, golf course and Shea Homes. All rides will leave the resort and traverse the Central Coast, riding along the Pacific Coast Highway and deep into the Santa Ynez Valley. Registration for the event is open.

First-class amenities for each registered rider includes an Inaugural event t-shirt, well-stocked AID Stations with a signature Italian food, FLUID Sports drink, CLIF Shots, and salty and sweet snacks along, chip timing to track progress, mechanical and sag support from Flanders Bicycle and a hot pasta lunch at rides end.

On Saturday, November 8, the Giro Della Costa Centrale will host a VIP Party and Panel Discussion with its PRO Riders Christian Vande Velde, Peter Stetina, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Patty Peoples. Special Guests PRO Riders at the event include Hall of Famer Wayne Stetina, Adam Laurent, Para-cyclist Shawn Morelli, and Tri-Athlete Casey Bateman. Emcees for the PRO Panel will be professional cycling announcer Pedro Brown and USA Cycling Board Chair Bob Stapleton. Tickets for the VIP Party, which includes wine and appetizers, are on sale now at http://www.GiroDCC.com/merchandise. The party takes place at the Martin Resorts Shore Cliff Hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

As in years past, the Giro Della Costa Centrale will benefit Alpha Pregnancy and Parenting Support and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital.

In addition to the new routes, the Giro Della Costa Centrale will also feature Festivale Italiano, a finish line party for riders and their guests. The Festivale will immerse riders in “La Dolce Vita” with Italian foods, wines, beer and classic Italian music. Riders can relax at the world-class resort, listen to music and enjoy a hot meal. There will be merchandise and vendors with the latest bikes and gear.

The Races

Giro Della Costa Centrale
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This year is going to be amazing!

The new Giro Della Costa Centrale is here!! Building upon the history and success of the SLO GranFondo, the Giro Della Costa Centrale (Tour of the Central Coast) has all new routes, beautiful Central Coast scenery, challenging climbs, a new classic bike rally and everything Italian from food, music and wine at the Festivale Italiano at the 5-Star Trilogy Resort at Monarch Dunes.The rides benefit Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center and Alpha.

The rides celebrate cycling at its best. The new SLO GranFondo (100 miles) traces many of the roads used on the Amgen Tour of California Stage 5, traveling through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, into the Santa Ynez Valley and back to the Nipomo Mesa. This ride sees 4000 feet of climbing, great vistas and a challenge to all.

The MedioFondo (61 miles) provides a great challenge without the “suffer fest.” It’s a great ride for both men and women who like great scenery, a great workout and, frankly just love being in the saddle.

The FemmeFondo (50 miles) is a women-only ride, a first for this event. We’ll have professionals riding all out, along with participants thrilling chick fest fashion – these women will kick it! Bella!

The PiccoloFondo (25 miles) is a substantial ride, great for beginners to intermediate riders. A pleasant route for a Sunday ride with plenty of time to enjoy Festivale Italiano and, maybe, even a trip to the Trilogy Resort Spa.

LA DOLCE VITA! This phrase epitomizes the Central Coast of California! Our Festivale Italiano at Trilogy Resort at Monarch Dunes will show off the best of this area and its Italian heritage. We’ll have local Italian food, Italian wine, local craft beers, Italian music and a whole lot more!


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