Bergamo’s heart to become the GF Gimondi 2021 landmark

The Granfondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi-Bianchi pay tribute to Bergamo and its citizens carrying on the fight against Covid-19 as the 2021 edition’s core theme.

During the last months, while the Covid-19 pandemic was affecting Bergamo and its area, a read heart has been hanged on every balcony to unite an entire population as a symbol of the battle against the virus. Throughout difficult weeks that marked the lives of many families in the Bergamo area, a whole community was able to stick together the doctors and nurses in the front line.

Not to forget those moments and pay tribute to the city of Bergamo and its territory, the Granfondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi-Bianchi organizing committee adopted this symbol for the 2021 edition’s corporate identity. The red heart also holds the spirit of the event to be held on May 9th, 2021 in Felice Gimondi’s tribute. The strong connection between the cycling Champion and his homeland comes back to life, same as for 2020 edition then cancelled, with this art installation: inside the red heart, fourteen cyclists wearing the jerseys conquered by Felice Gimondi during his career. The GF Gimondi 2021 wants to be an opportunity to start over, renewing the bond between the city and the event.

The U.S. Sedrinese jersey displayed at the centre refers to the Felice Gimondi’s early career, surrounded by cyclists riding in a ride circular wave. Some of them are red-coloured like the heart, representing the passion for cycling that GF Gimondi and Bergamo’s people have in common, while other cyclists wearing the jerseys of Gimondi’s main victories.

With six months to go until May 9th 2021, the organizing committee led by Giuseppe Manenti is working to guarantee as usual a high-quality event with top-level safety measures. GMS decided to postpone the registrations opening due to the increase in Covid-19 infections in Italy and across Europe, a new date to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

For more information: GMS, phone number +39 035.211721.