Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive 2013
Event 11 May 2013
The partner event to the prestigious and historic Lincoln Grand Prix is quickly proving to be one of the most popular dates on the calendar, and are now delighted to annouce major new sponsorship deal with iconic clothing company Santini.
Santini will be key partner of one of the fastest growing sportives in the UK. As a partnership we will ensure that the Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive continues to be one of the most memorable days out in the calendar, with new features for the cobbled climb of Michaelgate soon to be announced.
Santini has graced winners both past and present, in prestigious races around the globe making them one of the most recognised cycle clothing brands in the world. Today the SMS logo is instantly recognisable on all UCI podium winners and official clothing of top Professional and National teams.
Founded by Pietro Santini in 1965, all Santini Maglifico Sportivo (SMS) products are 100% handmade and designed in Bergamo, Italy.www.santinisms.it
“We are excited to add the Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive, a premier event in the Sportive calendar, to our already successful Cotswold classics. Santini clothing will be on sale at the event as well as a Santini goody bag for all entrants. See you there!” Jon Sangan, Santini Brand Manager.
The route is based on the picturesque and sparsely populated Lincolnshire Wolds, which gives the riders a great combination of low traffic levels and challenging terrain. The 100 mile route includes 4,700 feet of climbing, all finished off with the steep cobbled climb to the historic Castle square in the heart of the city of Lincoln.
The shorter routes cover less of the climbs of the Wolds and so are ideal for those who are either new to cycling or improving.
100 miles 4688ft of climbing
75 miles 3432ft of climbing
56 miles 2021 ft of climbing
Venue: Yarborough Leisure Centre, Riseholme Road, Lincoln.
Route maps, GPX downloads and online entry can be found at www.itpevents.co.uk
There will be three feedstations on the long route, two one medium route and one on the short route.