Italy and cycling go together like espresso and biscotti. Perfectly.

FulGaz in partnership with Elite are excited to unveil the 2021 Italian Gran Fondo Series powered by Elite.

A collection of five stunning routes around around Italy, you’ll have 14-days to conquer this course.

Thanks to Elite, there’s a selection of prizes on offer including a Suito-T interactive trainer and Elite training accessories. Prizes will be awarded randomly to people who complete all five stages in the series – it’s not about coming first, it’s about having fun and being together.

Here’s a preview of all the routes.

Monte Croce Carnico

The Passo Monte Croce Carnico starts near Paluzza (ITA) and ends right at the borderline to Austria. The climb is fairly flat and is very nice to ride. New tarmac! It was used in Giro d’Italia sometimes but never with a finish at the top. A lot of corners and short gallerys. Good panorama and views into the Carnic Alps.

 

18.73KM
 DISTANCE
54:47
DURATION
795M
ELEVATION

Meran to Vinschgau Cycle Path

Arguablely the world’s most beautiful cycling path, ride alongside the Adige river from Meran into the Vinschgau valley in Italy’s South Tyrol

 

 29.54KM
DISTANCE
1:07:30
DURATION
267M
ELEVATION

Seiser Alm (Alpe di Suisi)

With stunning views of the Dolomite peaks and the vastness of Europe’s largest high alpine pasture, the beauty of the holiday region Alpe di Siusi in South Tyrol is legendary. This ride is tough – starting with a short fast descent on a small local road it soon gets into a very steep climb…

 24.66KM
 DISTANCE
1:42:58
DURATION
736M
ELEVATION

Cernobbio to Cadenabbia

Lake Como is a glacial lake which is situated on the border between Switzerland and Italy. There are well-known mountains and tourist destinations on the shores of the lake…

  25.42KM
  DISTANCE
52:43
DURATION
171M
ELEVATION

Col du Mont Cenis from Italy

Col du Mont Cenis is a mountain pass on the French/Italian border. At the summit is a huge lake created by a dam, powering hydro generation for France and Italy. Some historians believe this pass was used by Hannibal when he made his famous elephant Alps crossing.

 

  13.22KM
  DISTANCE
47:53
DURATION
430M
ELEVATION

New to FulGaz? Here's the quick start guide.

1. Download FulGaz and set up a free account
We offer new subscribers a 14-day free trial, no credit card required.

Downloading the trial gives you Full Access to FulGaz with no restrictions on content, or how often or how far you ride. If you’re returning to FulGaz for another go, send us a support ticket and we’ll hook you up with another trial on the house.

2. Connect your devices
When you load up FulGaz and hit Get Started, you’ll be greeted with a pairing screen. Here your smart bike/trainer/speed sensor will be picked up and listed. Select the devices you’d like to connect and click Let’s Ride.

Pro Tip If you can’t see your devices when trying to connect, they are most likely paired with another app (RGT, Rouvy, Zwift). You will need to deselect your trainer from that app’s pairing screen, quit that app, and restart FulGaz.

3. Set your preferences, weight and slope scaling
Click the settings icon to take a moment to set your display preference (metric or imperial). For the most realistic experience, enter your weight and bike weight. There are many other settings here also; it’s best to get a feel for riding FulGaz first before adjusting these. Start at around 60% uphill to get the feel. You can adjust this in ride also.

Pro Tip If you find the hills too hard, you can adjust the Slope Scaling, this is essentially the “trainer difficulty”. Adjusting this won’t make you faster, but it will make hills easier!

4. Download a video and ride
We always suggest downloading the video ahead of time. For any event you must download the video.  Before the event, test your set up with something from the Easy collection. These rides will give you a good “feel” for how FulGaz looks and interacts with your trainer or smart bike.

5. Get event-ready
Before you start your event, make sure you turn up at the start line ready.

Here’s a quick checklist

      • Download the ride ahead of time
      • If joining us on Zoom, download the app and run it on a different device.
      • Stay hydrated – have at least two bottles of water available
      • Have a towel and fan to help you cool down.

What equipment do I need?

To participate in this event from the comfort of your own home you will need some cycling equipment.

PRO Set-Up

  • Road Bike
  • Smart Trainer (e.g Elite Suito,) or Smart Bike.

Or

Basic Set-up

  • Road Bike
  • Standard Trainer (Check out some options here)
  • Speed Sensor if using Standard trainer.

Connection equipment

FulGaz works on Apple TV, MacOS or an iPhone or iPad as well as Windows and Android devices. To get started you will need to download the app onto your respective device. For an amazing viewing (and riding) experience we highly recommend using an Apple TV connected to your lounge room TV or monitor.

Please note rides in ‘event mode’ will force you to download the ride prior to starting. This ensures an uninterrupted riding experience so make sure you download each stage well ahead of time to avoid delays.

Do I have to ride these in order?

You can ride these routes in any order you like, just make sure you finish before midnight 7 November 2021. 

When are these rides available?

These rides are available fro 6am AEDT Saturday 23 October, but you MUST download the route in advance.

  •  🇬🇧  7pm (BST) Friday 22 October
  •  🇮🇹  9pm (CEST) Friday 22 October
  •  🇿🇦  8pm (SAST) Friday 22 October
  • 🇺🇸  3pm (EST) Friday 22 October
  • 🇺🇸  12 noon (PDT) Friday 22 October
  • 🇦🇺  6am AEDT Saturday 23 October

How can I win the Elite Suito-T Trainer?

The only way to win prizes it to complete all five stages in the allocated time. The winner will be random so it doesn’t matter if you come 1st or 201st, you’re in with a chance. 

About the Suito-T
SUITO-T is the Elite Suito home trainer without supplied sprocket cassette, a powerful and compact model that offers total compatibility with several types of bicycle.

Powerful, solid and quiet, SUITO-T is an interactive home trainer designed to offer a realistic, accurate and fun bicycle workout experience.

Featuring direct transmission to ensure increased accuracy and quietness while working out, the SUITO-T is very stable trainer even during the most intense sprints, and its small size makes it easy to transport and store everywhere.

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Now available on a wide choice of platforms including Android, Apple TV, iPad,  MacOS, iPhone and Windows 10. FulGaz offers you the ultimate ride!