Miami hosted the final event of the 2011 Gran Fondo USA series, with stars from the world of professional cycling and Formula 1 joining 1500 participants from 46 countries for a spectacular ride around the US city.
Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich was the special guest for the event and he was joined by former Giro d’Italia winners Gilberto Simoni and Stefano Garzelli. McLaren-Mercedes Formula 1 driver Jenson Button also took part, showing his love for cycling with an aggressive ride over the 55-mile distance.
The Gran Fondo Colnago Miami was the final event of the 2011 series. Others were held in San Diego, Los Angeles/Beverly Hills and Philadelphia. Colnago sponsored all four events.
“The Gran Fondo USA events are a great way for us to reach out to our clients in North America,” Alessandro Brambilla Colnago said after riding with Ullrich and Button.
Jan Ulrich has rediscovered his love for cycling by riding Gran Fondo USA events this year, while Jenson Button summed up the feelings of everyone who finished the Gran Fondo Colnago Miami: “I had a lot of fun. See you at the next Gran Fondo.”