2013 Italy Granfondo Camp

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Italian Granfondo

2013 Granfondo/Giro d’Italia Camp in Tuscany, Italy

 May 7-13, 2013


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This 7-day Tuscan cycling camp includes participation in one of Italy’s famous Granfondo bicycle races, Gran Fondo della Vernaccia in San Gimignano. The camp also includes a visit to the finish of the Giro d’Italia stage #9 in Florence. Watch Italy’s National Tour with a former Giro d’Italia stage winner, Max Lelli!

Participants in this trip will race for the Max Lelli team in a Max Lelli Kit (included in the cost of the camp).

Night view of Pitigliano

Night view of Pitigliano


We will train in beautiful Tuscany based out of Max Lelli’s estate, Il Raduno, through secluded countryside and small historic villages such as Pitigliano and Sorano.




Our Granfondo will start and stop in San Gimignano.

Our Granfondo will start and stop in San Gimignano.


The end of our week in Tuscany will see us travel north to San Gimignano to participate in a classic Granfondo. Italy’s Granfondo bicycle races are known throughout the world as an exceptional experience, one that you will get to be a part of with this camp.



Max Lelli

About Max Lelli

Max Lelli is an ex-professional Italian born in Manciano (near Grosseto, in Tuscany). He participated in 14 Tours de France, cycling alongside such legends as Argentin, Cipollini, Fondriest, Bartoli, and Casagrande. He won a team time trial at the Tour de France with the team Ceramiche Arriostea. At the Giro d’Italia his best finish was 3rd overall in 1991 (and 4th in 1993), winning the Monviso and Selva d Valgardena stages as well as the white jersey as best young rider of the Giro. He participated in three world championships, won on two occasions the Giro di Toscana, and became the Italian time trial champion. In 1996 he became the first Italian to win the Tour of Portugal. In 1997 Max won the most important race in the USA: the Core States championship in Philadelphia.



Randy with Sorano as a backdrop, just one of the historic towns that we ride through on this trip.

About Randy Warren and Warren Cycling:

 Randy, a USA Cycling level 1 coach, has been coaching cyclists and cycling teams since 1987. A former Masters National Champion, Randy has also raced in the Masters World Championships in Russia including winning one race and placing 4th overall. Randy has been leading cycling camps since 2003 helping cyclists to experience great riding, training and racing all over America and, more recently, in Tuscany and Sardinia, Italy.

For more information see www.warrencycling.com

  •  Cost
    • $3,999 – shared room
    • This price includes:
      • Six days of riding in beautiful Tuscany, Italy
      • All rides led by Max Lelli and Randy Warren, USA Cycling Level 1 Coach
      • Max Lelli team kit
      • Airport transfers
      • Race transfers
      • All lodging
      • All meals
      • Race entry in Gran Fondo della Vernaccia in San Gimignano
      • Watching Stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia in Florence
      • Opportunity to ride, train and race with Max Lelli, 14-time Tour de France racer
      • Trips to two Medieval Villages
      • Soaking in the natural hot-springs and waterfalls at Terme di Saturnia
    • Max Lelli rental bike available for an additional $50/day
  • Travel
    • You will purchase your airline tickets on your own
      • Plan to arrive in Rome no later than 9:00am (local time) of Tuesday, May 7
      • Plan to leave Rome no earlier than 11:30am of Monday, May 13
    • All airport and race transfers are included in your camp fees


Your trip hosts, Max Lelli and Randy Warren

  • Riding 
    • Bring your own bike or rent Max Lelli road bikes and enjoy the tremendous riding opportunities in Tuscany
    • All rides led by Max Lelli and Randy Warren, USA Cycling Level 1 Coach

 Typical Tuscan Hilltop City

  • Meals
    • All meals are provided during this trip ranging from home cooked, authentic Italian food while we are at Il Raduno to local restaurants and race meals.
  • Registration
    • Email randy@warrencycling.com for a registration form
    • A $500 deposit is due at the time of registration
    • Remaining balance will be due on April 6, 2013
    • Please make checks payable to Warren Cycling and mail to:
Warren Cycling
Attn: Italy Granfondo Camp
1148 W. North Shore Ave.
Unit 1E
Chicago, IL 60626

For more information or any questions, please contact Randy Warren at randy@warrencycling.com


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