Definition of gran fondo in English:

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gran fondo

Pronunciation: /ɡran ˈfɒndəʊ/


A long-distance road cycling event in which a large number of participants ride a marked route: the two-day event features a gran fondo where participants can choose from 40- or 90-mile rides
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  • The third-annual OC Gran Fondo on Sept. 29 attracted 906 riders for the four routes.
  • The Gran Fondo includes 30-, 75- and 95-mile rides, all departing Palo Alto City Hall at 8 a.m. Sunday.
  • A Gran Fondo invites cyclists of all ages and levels to participate in a challenging ride, with an expo and Italian-themed pasta party adding to the festival atmosphere.



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