The third edition of the GranFondo Gianni Bugno will take place on May 1, 2009. The ride for cyclo-tourists will have two options, a long 151-kilometre route and a shorter 91-kilometre loop.
The longer route features the Giro di Lombardia climb of the Ghisallo as well as the Pian Rancio (975m). The total elevation gain is 2,075m. The shorter route has its highest point at 589m, on the Colle Brianza. Start and finish is in PalaCandy di Monza. Among other highlights, the parcours passes Lake Como.
The event is on the UCI's "Cycling for all" calendar, which consists of timed cycle-sport events.
The Trofeo Cervélo forms part of the event, a two-team time trial on a 7.85-kilometre loop that has to be completed three times. This event is open to only 60 riders. For the GranFondo, already 1,000 people have signed up.