Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina Becomes Official Sponsor of Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York 2016

October 21, 2015

NEW YORK CITY, October 21, 2015 – Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina, the flagship restaurant in the US of Italy’s beloved pasta brand for over 50 years, is partnering with Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, America’s premier road cycling race that is open to both amateurs and professionals.

“GFNY and Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina will introduce a variety of initiatives to provide GFNY participants a great pre- and post-race culinary and sports nutrition experience,” said Gran Fondo New York’s President, Lidia Fluhme. “We are working closely with Giovanni Rana‘s Head of Research on creating easy, healthy and delicious recipes and practical advice for sports nutrition, especially for after long rides.”

At the Campagnolo GFNY Finish Village, all Campagnolo GFNY 2016 racers will enjoy a complete post-race meal featuring Giovanni Rana’s famed pasta and sauces. To feed hungry cyclists, the Rana team will provide 5,000 meals on Sunday, May 15, 2016, for those who completed Campagnolo GFNY’s challenging, hilly 100-mile route or GFNY BEAR’s formidable 50-mile route.

In addition, Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina Restaurant in New York City will play host to a series of Campagnolo GFNY social events, including a Spring Aperitivo. During race week, all Campagnolo GFNY riders will be invited to the restaurant and enjoy a special GFNY participant discount.

“We are proud to partner with this inspiring group of passionate cyclists and to help to give them the fuel for their journey.  We share with Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York the desire to help people realize their dreams and to enjoy life to the fullest,” said Antonella Rana, co-owner of Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina.

About Gran Fondo New York

The 6th annual Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York on May 15, 2016 will be the second GFNY Championship. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 70 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain and back to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The 50-mile GFNY BEAR on the same day is a non-competitive ride from NYC to Bear Mountain.

GFNY WORLD now features events in Italy, Germany, Mexico-Cozumel, Argentina, Colombia, Indonesia and at Mont Ventoux/France. Riders there have a chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% of their age group.

The official Gran Fondo New York website is:

GFNY World upcoming races

November 22, 2015 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico –

December 6, 2015 – GFNY Argentina –

April 10, 2016 – CRM GFNY Colombia –

May 15, 2016 – GFNY Championship at Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York –

June 26, 2016 – GFNY Mont Ventoux –

August 28, 2016 – GFNY Deutschland –

September 18, 2016 – GFNY Italia –

October 2, 2016 – GFNY Indonesia –

Further material for your use

GFNY video: here

GFNY photos: here (please credit according to file name)