La Charly Gaul

The 12th edition of the Gran Fondo CHARLY GAUL
takes place from July 7 to 9, 2017.

The official homepage of the Gran Fondo Charly Gaul:
http://www.laleggendariacharlygaul.it

laleggendariacharlygaul.it/

www.apt.trento.it

Tourist office Trento

La Leggendaria Charly Gaul Trento-Monte-Bondone

Around 40 riders from Luxemburg travelled with their supporters to Italy and participated on June 10, 2006, in the first edition of the cyclo-sport race Granfondo Charly Gaul in the region of Trento. The finish of the race was placed on top of the Monte Bondone summit, a climb that became famous in the whole world after an epic Giro d'Italia stage in 1956, 50 year before, won in dramatic weather conditions by our very own Charly Gaul. The event is now known as Leggendaria Charly Gaul Trento/Monte-Bondone and it has grown in a spectacular way: the 12th edition is from 7th to 9th of July 2017 with up to 4.000 expected contenders and a program over the whole week-end.

Cyclosport-race «Granfondo Charly Gaul» on the slopes of the Monte Bondone !

On Monday, February 13, 2006, the first edition of the "Gran Fondo Charly Gaul" was presented in Luxemburg by the Tourist office of Trento, in collaboration with the ACC Contern and the Foundation "Friends of Charly Gaul". Klick here to know more about this evening in Cessange. Since then, the event has grown and from a hundred participants in the opening edition, in 2006, the number of contenders has extended to more than 1000 after the third edition already, in 2008.

The 12th edition of the race takes place from 7th to 9th of July, 2017.

It isn't very easy to explain the Gran Fondo Charly Gaul in only a few lines. The event usually takes place in the middle of the summer, end of July or beginning of August, and is centered around the region of Trento and the Monte Bondone, as a tribute to the legendary performance of Charly Gaul in the epic stage of the Giro 1956 between Merano and the Monte Bondone. Cycling fans who want to spend a few entertaining hours in the middle of the nature shouldn't miss the occasion to pass a week-end or even more in this splendid region


Gilberto Simoni au départ du Gran Fondo 2006
Gilberto Simoni at the start Gran Fondo 2006

that seems especially designed for them with Gilberto Simoni and his Elite Bike School (www.bikeschooltrentino.net) being the most famous ambassador for the Monte Bondone.

The Gran Fondo Charly Gaul is an idea that came up in 2006 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary performance of Charly Gaul, when the Luxemburg climber arrived alone on top of the Monte Bondone 8 minutes ahead of the next chasers after a cold and wet day with rain and snow. The "Angel of the Mountain" could hardly get off his bike after the stage because of the cold, but he was on the way to take his first overall victory in the Giro d'Italia. The first edition of the Gran Fondo was thus held in 2006 and the event has become a lot bigger since then, with two courses available containing of course, the ascent of the road up to the Monte Bondone.

Naturally, the two courses are designed for experienced riders, they are technical and difficult, visiting the most picturesque places in the region of Trento

Huge climbs
Huge climbs

from the Piazza del Duomo in Trento to the numerous turns of the "Salita Charly Gaul" on the Monte Bondone, via the lakes and castles of the Valle dei Laghi or the famous village of Gamiga Terme.

The longest course of around 150 kilometers has a change of altitude of about 4.000 metres and tackles minimum two bigger climbs with, of course, the Monte Bondone, the famous climb that was part of the Giro d'Italia in 1956 and 2006. The other course of about 60 kilometres also includes up to 2000 metres of climbing, with the biggest part of it being on the final ascent up to Vason and the Monte Bondone. There is also a time-trial of around 25 kilometres in 2016 again.


Beautiful landscapes
Beautiful landscapes

The Gran Fondo Charly Gaul is part of the UCI World Cycling Tour of the Alpe Adria Tour and the Challenge Giordana. It is open to membres of the Udace, the FCI and all other sports federations who can present a valid medical certification for sport. The event takes place in the middle of the summer and Trento and its region are ideal destinations to escape the heat. There are a lot of interesting touristic offers (www.apt.trento.it) to be found here. Some specific attractions are organized in relation with the Gran Fondo, for the riders and their supporters. The « Week-end leggendario » gives you the possibility to take part in some of those.

For more detailed information, please have a look at the internet sites www.laleggendariacharlygaul.it and www.apt.trento.it
Photos: Office du Tourisme de Trento

Charly Gaul in 1956 on the Monte Bondone

Salita Charly Gaul




ARCHIVES

2017

FLYER

2016

RESULTS:
141 km
57 km
time-trial

PRESS RELEASE
REGULATIONS

2015

RESULTS
FLYER
PRESS RELEASE
REGULATIONS

2014

RESULTS

COURSE
FLYER (Italian)
PRESS RELEASE 1
PRESS RELEASE 1



2013

RESULTS:
longer course (112 km)
shorter course (60 km)
time-trial (24 km)

COURSE
PRESS RELEASE

2012

RESULTS:
long distance men
long distance women
medium distance men
medium distance women
short distance men
short distance women
INFOS as .PDF
COURSE

2011

RESULTS:
long course
medium course
short course
INFO AS .PDF
COURSE

2010

RESULTS:
long course (.pdf)
medium course (.pdf)
General info (.pdf)
practical info (.pdf)
official presentation

2009

RESULTS:
www.winningtime.it
General info (.pdf)
practical info (.pdf)
Registration form (.pdf)

2008

RESULTS:
long distance (women)
long distance (men)
short distance(women)
short distance (men)
folder nr 01
folder nr 02

2007

RESULTS:
complete
info, rules, registration
Bondone day 2007
Trento and the Monte Bondone

2006

RESULTS:
complete
Course
Maps
Presentation in Cessange


PICTURES OF 2008:

Gran Fondo Internationale Charly Gaul 2008 - Photo: APT Trento Gran Fondo Internationale Charly Gaul 2008 - Photo: Dam Photos Gilberto Simoni with Antonio Corradini (winner over 125 km) - Photo: Dam Photos Eugène Stirn of the ACC Contern with Gilberto Simoni and some members of the organization - Photo: APT Trento Eugène Stirn hands out a winner trophy to former Olympic champion Paola Pezzo - Photo: APT Trento Gilberto Simoni with the winners of the Gran Fondo Internationale Charly Gaul 2008 - Photo: APT Trento

More picture galleries:

THE GIRO AT THE MONTE BONDONE
GRAN FONDO CHARLY GAUL 2006

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