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GF Il Lombardia
Ride Like a Hero

The Gran Fondo Il Lombardia will be back on 8 October. 109.5 km and 1700 m of elevation gain, from Cantù to Cantù, on a route that includes the Muro di Sormano and the Madonna del Ghisallo as well as a mix of climbs, descents and ups and downs that guarantee constant fun for all granfondisti. Ride Like a Hero!

Well organised!

Well organised, from race package collection (well sorted) to refreshment points, and good signposting along the route!

Fantastic atmosphere

Really well organised, fantastic atmosphere, great experience.

It was tough

I loved the race but if I’m honest it was tough.

Everybody was friendly

Actually enjoyed the challenge of the Muro di Sormano and Ghisallo. Everybody was friendly.

Challenging route

Challenging route with stunning scenery.

My first time at this race

My first time at this race and wow, it was tougher than I had thought it would be! I will be returning but will do some training for the climbs next time!

Super race package

See you next year. Oh... super race package.

The most iconic end-of-season Gran Fondo. Muro di Sormano and Ghisallo make it extremely technical. 2,000 participants ready to make it unforgettable, what are you waiting for?

The Route

Start: Cantù

The start is set in the city of Cantù and the first 25 km follow the constant undulations of the roads of Brianza, up to Maglio.

The Muro di Sormano

The following 7 kilometres, leading the riders to the hill of Sormano, are the hardest yet the most exciting of the race. The last two kilometres of this climb, the iconic MURO DI SORMANO, a totem in worldwide cycling – are the climax of the race. Here, the route climbs steeply with an average 15.8% gradient, topping out at 27%. The writings on the tarmac and the signage at the side of the road will be there to provide Gran Fondo athletes with the experience of a real Pro.
Less experienced riders may take a 2 km detour allowing them to reach the summit along a milder climb.

The Ghisallo

After a sharp descent diving into Nesso, the route levels out briefly and then undulates again, up to Regatola, where the athletes tackle the second climb of the day, the GHISALLO.
Gradients are high, but not as steep as in Sormano. The climb is not too complicated, and the route winds its way in an enjoyable landscape. The most combative athletes may grind out the bigger gears. The average slope is 6.2% over 9 km, topping out at 14% towards the end.
On the summit, the riders will be welcomed by the bells of Madonna del Ghisallo and by the most famous museum in cycling history. At the top of the Ghisallo, 70 km into the Gran Fondo, the riders have covered nearly two-thirds of the route, and the hardest parts are behind them.

Finish: Cantù

A long (nearly 20 km) and broad descent leads them to Merone, allowing them to rest their legs before the final 20 kilometres, climbing again in short and steep spurts until they reach the finish at the heart of Cantù.

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The registration includes

2023 Jersey

A jersey that will inspire you on every bike ride you take. Carry with you a memory of the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia wherever you go!


After crossing the finish line, head back to the village for the final pasta party and share your experience with friends and other amateurs!

Souvenir Photo

Your photos at the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia now on your smartphone! Set up your account on, enter the code printed next to the race number and check out your photos.

2023 Video Recap

Relieve the most exciting moments of the 2023 edition.