LA FAUSTO COPPI – 27/06/2021 EXTRACT from the RULES

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the “La Fausto Coppi” Granfondo is an international competitive cycling marathon held in the Alps mountain range of north western Italy now in its 33rd edition. A limitation of 2800 places will be applied to the Granfondo in 2021.


Sunday June 27th, 2021


Cuneo, Piazza Galimberti. Start area opening at 5.45 a.m. Access to start area is allowed exclusively to riders wearing mask and red wrist band.


7:00 am.


those riders who wish to ride in support of the project “Save the mountain roads” can purchase an increased entry fee that will be entirely donated to the Project. This entry fee allows them to start in front in a separate grid. Charity entry fee costs 100,00 € and it is limited to 200 places.

6. MEDIOFONDO RACE COURSE: 111 km / 2510 m+

Cuneo, Cervasca, Bernezzo, Caraglio, Valgrana, Monterosso Grana, Pradleves, Castelmagno, Demonte, Valdieri, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Cuneo.

7. GRANFONDO RACE COURSE 177 km / 4125 m+

Cuneo, Tarantasca, Busca, Costigliole di Saluzzo, Piasco, Venasca, Brossasco, Valmala, Rossana, Villar san Costanzo, Dronero, Montemale, Valgrana, Monterosso Grana, Pradleves, Castelmagno, Demonte, Valdieri, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Cuneo.


the event is open to all riders of both sexes aged 17 to 79. Riders under 18 years of age shall submit a parental consent. Riders aged 17 to 70 are allowed to ride only the Mediofondo (111km). All participants must hold a valid licence for Competitive Cycling issued by National Federations recognised by UCI and a medical certificate of physical eligibility for cycling sport activity. Medical certificates for other sports such as triathlon, duathlon, athletics, etc. are not accepted. Licences for category “Cycling for all”, Triathlon or any other sport are not valid, riders who hold these licences must purchase a Day Licence as per Art. 9 of this regulations. Uploading of copy of Licence and medical certificate on Endu platform within May 15 is mandatory.
All riders who do not clearly display the start number or do not wear the official “La Fausto Coppi” race jersey for the current edition are not allowed to join the race and will be immediately expelled from the race course. Any accident they might cause will be immediately reported to police officers in conformity with law. The Organizing Committee may, at any time and at its own discretion, decide to accept or not a registration or exclude an already registered rider.


riders without a valid cycling licence must get a Day Licence , valid only for the day of the race, submitting a sport medical certificate stating that they have been submitted to a complete cardiac diagnostic test (exercise ECG) and that they are physically fit to participate to competitive cycling events. The medical Certificate must be uploaded on Endu portal when entering the race or not later than May 15th, 2021. Price of the Day Licence: 10,00 €. Template of the medical certificate 2021 can be downloaded on the web


entries of the following riders will not be accepted by the organizers:

  • Pro cyclists
  • Elite and professionals under 23 athletes

The above mentioned riders can take part in La Fausto Coppi exclusively for promotional purposes and upon invitation from the Organizing Committee. They will not enter the overall ranking.


only conventional bicycles can be used. The use of electronically assisted bicycles is strictly prohibited, on pain of disqualification or exclusion.


online registration through
Online entry closes on Thursday June 23rd (unless sold out before that date).
By submitting the Entry Form riders declare:

  • to hold a valid UCI license or a valid sport medical certificate for cycling (see Art. 9 above)
  • to have read and understood these Rules and do agree to comply with them and any other rules stipulated by the Organizer.

All athletes already registered for the 2020 edition can confirm their registration to the Granfondo La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio 2021 sending an e-mail to within June 11, 2021. After that date 2020 entry will be definitely cancelled.

Entry shall be valid only if complete with cycling license and medical certificate.


Registration close on June 23rd 2021 at midnight (unless sold out before that date).


  • 55 € until 15/05/2021
  • 60 € from 16/05/2021 to 23/06/2021 (subject to availability)
  • 100 € for 200 places / starting grid. Revenues from this sale will be donated to the project “Save the mountain routes”.


THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: La Fausto Coppi official jersey 2021 that must be worn throughout the race under penalty of disqualification, race number plate, gifts and complimentary gadgets by the race sponsors, en-route food stations, medical assistance, prizes for top rankers; SAG wagon for riders unable to end the race.


withdrawals must be notified in writing by e-mail within 15/05/2021, indicating all riders details and contacts. Entry fees are non-refundable, but can be kept valid for the next edition of La Fausto Coppi.


1. The reasons that can cause the cancellation of the event are due to force majeure, unforeseeable circumstances or any other reasons not imputable to errors of the Organization, such as:
a. extreme weather conditions such as, for example, snow, hail, rainstorms, icing on mountain roads or any other weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the race.
b. natural disasters such as, for example, earthquakes, floods, big fires, natural or man-made disasters;
c. fatal event occurred to one or more participants;
d. measures or provisions taken by Public Authorities or Sport Federations;
e. Any other reasons or events, not imputable to the Organisation, that can cause the cancellation of the event.
2. Reasons or events not imputable to the Organisation are natural or man-made events that cannot be attributed to malice or negligence of the Organiser or to which the Organiser has not intentionally or negligently contributed.
3. The cancellation of the event is notified by the organiser by email to the address provided during registration, or posted on social networks as quickly as possible, to enable riders to be promptly informed and prevent any inconvenience, as far as possible.
4. If it is possible and in the absence of risk conditions, the organiser shall postpone the event to another date, providing timely notice to those registered.
5. The organiser has the right, should the appropriate conditions exist, to allow the event to be held changing the planned race course, in order to avoid any dangerous situations for the participants.
6. No refund is foreseen in case the event must be cancelled for the reasons outlined above.


will take place in Cuneo, Piazza Galimberti on:

  • Friday June 25TH from 4 p.m to 8.30 p.m
  • Saturday June 26th from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Sunday June 27th (before the race start) from 5.45 to 6.30 a.m.

The a/m schedule may change in accordance to COVID rules in force.
At sign-in you will collect your race bag with official La Fausto Coppi Jersey 2021, start number and rent the transponder.

IMPORTANT: to receive your start number you must show your valid licence and medical certificate.

Before entering the sign-in area you must fill the COVID self-declaration and your temperature shall be taken


non-compliance or refusal to be subject to the required technical checks along the race course implies immediate disqualification.


the timing service will be provided by MySDAM.
Each rider must wear the transponder at all times during the Race. The transponder can be rented the day before the race (valid for this race only)

  • My SDAM A-CHIP (round shape, green color) enable “Ciclismo e MTB 2021”;
  • CHAMPIONCHIP YELLOW CHIP (round shape, yellow color);
  • Daily CHIP MYSDAM to rent at the cost of 5 € + 5 € deposit returned at the chip drop after the race;
  • CHIP timing strap is mandatory for security reasons;
  • Riders without transponder will not be timed.


  • Official La Fausto Coppi jersey
  • Transponder,
  • Survival blanket
  • Helmet: each rider must wear a helmet at all times while riding during the Race. All helmets must comply with international ‘ANSI’ standards. Infringement of this security requirement will lead to immediate disqualification of the competitor.
  • Equipment to repair punctures i.e. spare tubes or tires, CO2 cartridges and/or pumps, liquid latex and tools for replacing a tire
  • Water bottle
  • Supplementary clothing suitable for high mountain racing and in case of unexpected changes in the weather conditions.
  • Number plate: it must be attached to the front of the bike
  • Bib number on the back


riders will find 5 food stations in the following places: Santuario di Valmala, La Piatta, Santuario di Castelmagno, Colle della Fauniera, Madonna del Colletto. Access to food station is allowed only to riders wearing mask.


Team cars or personal support cars are not allowed during the race.


Riders are asked to follow the itinerary, to privilege sportsmanship and fairness, and to conform to any decision taken by the Organizers. Riders must observe at all times during the race all traffic regulations in force.


Special buses and trucks will be available for the recovery of those participants, and their bicycles, who are unable to complete the race. Bikes could be loaded on the trucks at a different time. The organizers accept no responsibility with regard to any damage occurred during transport.


The finish line closes after 10 hours from the start. Cut-off time 5:00 pm.


Due to safety concerns or any other reason which the Organizers consider appropriate, cut-off times have been designated in the following places Monterosso Grana cut-off time 12.30 pm (at km 96 long course), Festiona (beginning of Madonna del Colletto climb) cut-off time 3.30 pm (at km 143 long course).


results will be displayed in Piazza Galimberti near the Transponder return point and then posted on the official web site Rented transponders must be returned to the Transponder return point.


any protest including evidence of the same must be submitted in writing and signed to the race jury within half an hour of posting of preliminary results. A fixed deposit (established by the Federal Committee) must accompany any protest before it will be considered. If the protest is not upheld the deposit shall not be refunded. The name of the claimant shall or not be disclosed. Deposit can be returned only if the protest is upheld. Collective complaints, signed by more than one person, are not admitted.


prizes will be given to first three riders in the overall ranking, men and women categories. and to the club with the largest number of registered participants. Award Ceremony schedule: Mediofondo noon, Granfondo 2:30 pm. Prizes reserved to categories will be given without award ceremony, in accordance to COVID rules in force.


  • Elite Sport – 19/29
  • Master 1 – 30/34
  • Master 2 – 35/39
  • Master 3 – 40/44
  • Master 4 – 45/49
  • Master 5 – 50/54
  • Master 6 – 55/59
  • Master 7 – 60/64
  • Master 8 – 65/79 (70 and over Mediofondo only)
  • Elite Sport Women – 19/29
  • Master Women 1 – 30/39 ans
  • Master Women 2 – 40/49 ans
  • Master Women 3 – 50/79 ans (70 and over Mediofondo only)
  • Athletes with disabilities


following behaviour will lead to disqualification:

  • riding with the race number of another rider;
  • not wearing the official 2021 Jersey;
  • disposing of garbage of any kind on the race course;
  • not wearing mask at the start line or at food stations;
  • failing to observe at all times during the race all traffic regulations in force;
  • climbing over the barriers to move into a more advanced gate;
  • failing to follow the race course.


by signing and sending the registration form the athlete, together with the team representative, self-certifies that s/he is not serving a ban by a federation for a doping violation. Should this be the case registration will be refused. The athlete, together with the team representative, also self-certifies that no inquiry is underway for events related to doping. The athlete, together with the representative of her/his, team also certifies that s/he has never ever taken doping substances included in the list of the World Antidoping Agency (WADA)( Perjury shall be prosecuted.


transfer image rights: in completing and signing the online registration form, riders declare to be in possession of a valid racing license and/or medical certificate, to have fully read and understood these rules and regulations and to have expressed their consent to the use of their personal information according to the Privacy Law n. 196 of 30/06/2003. In relation to the information notice according to Art. 13 of EU Regulation 679/2016, the competitor must declare that he/she has viewed said information notice published on the website and that he/she has been informed as to the compulsory nature of providing consent for the related processing for the purposes indicated under Art. 2) of the aforementioned information notice, through selection for acceptance of the relevant box on the online registration form for the processing of personal data, aware that failure to provide consent for processing of data for the aims indicated in Art. 2) of the information notice, will imply the impossibility to proceed with the registration for the activity in question.
The data must be complete and legible also for insurance purposes.
With consent for the processing of his/her personal data the competitor expressly authorises the ASD Fausto Coppi on the road for his/her data to be transmitted and processed also by third parties who offer services connected with the Granfondo La Fausto Coppi such as those having the purpose of timing the races, drafting and announcing lists of results and those having aims such as photographing or filming the competitor. For that purpose, please also carefully read the privacy information notices of our partners: ENGAGIGO srl e SDAM srl.
According to Art. 4 of EU Regulation 679/2016, processing of personal data means “any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction”.
In relation to the lists of results and classifications, the publication of photos, videos and audios and/or video recordings of any kind, the company will use such data and images of the athlete for internal and external use (various publications, sports films, electronically and on the company website In relation to the images and/or video recordings, the athlete may appear alone or together with other subjects during the initiatives promoted by and for the Company. The organisation must be authorised by the competitor for the aforesaid processing; the competitor must be informed of the possibility of the right to revoke the processing which can be exercised at any time by writing to ASD Fausto Coppi on the road , Corso Kennedy 5F – 12100 Cuneo (Italy)

33. RISK

It is believed that the competitor knows: – even if the organization guarantee a high level of security, it is impossible to avoid “sport risks”. – that entering in this competition has risks and it is possible to suffer both minor and sever injuries in this sport. – to take responsibility of the “sport’s risk”, it means that every competitor has to take ownership for his/her MTB riding during the competition and whilst exploring the surrounding area. – that should you cause injury to another competitor or see a competitor injured on the trail it is your responsibility to stop and assist them until competition first aid arrives. – that there are many competitors and spectators at this event and it’s possible that it will be times where the paths are crowded with competitors who are struggling on trails.

34. AOB

The Organizer has the right to modify the present regulations, also in accordance to COVID 19 rules in force, at any time giving notice on the web site, NEWS section. The Official Web Site shall be considered the official mean of communication of the event.


Entries information:

Participants will be required to comply with all the national and regional Covid-related regulations and restrictions in force at the time of the event, as well as any health measures implemented by the organizers.


The Organizer will not be held responsible under any circumstances for any eventual accident or damage that may occur before, during and after the race and shall be free to accept or not a registration at its own discretion.

Entering the Granfondo La Fausto Coppi all athletes declare to have fully understood and accepted this extract of the regulations as well as the General Regulation in Italian language which prevails in case of controversy.