After cycling around the lake in Dali at 1900 m.s.l. We drove 3 hours to the starting town of the last stage Lijiang. The famous Sky Ride with a the finish line at 3300 m.s.l.
Chilly morning for the riders at the start line at 2500 m.s.l., the air was certainly fresh.
The locals & the music was keeping the rider’s soul warm. A sense of joy & nearly accomplishment could have been felt into the air due to be the last stage of this amazing week of cycling.
Over 1000 riders enjoyed 6 stage of cycling & astonishing views, sharing the passion of the 2 wheels with others from different countries ,backgrounds & culture.
Kris & his team delivered an outstanding piece of art from the race factor to the logistic & entertainment.
Kris every morning via the event We Chat group emphasised for safety purposes that the event was a “Granfondo” .
Granfondo means from its Italian origins a cycling event with at least 120km or more, a certain elevation gain, chip timed event and open to everyone of all ages.
That is why the Granfondo Yunnan is an event for everyone.Competitive riders & amateurs riders.
During the week while riding we wore only jersey & bibs.Gilet & arm warmers was also used at the start lines & at the finish line at altitude.So if you come for this event consider to be a summer event.Definitely end of the year event for those cyclists with a program.
If you like to take part at the next year edition please feel free to contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time be safe on the roads.