Blog: Maratona dles Dolomites riders joined by Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins joined riders – including a group of Cycling Weekly readers – tackling the 2017 edition of the annual Maratona dles Dolomites gran fondo in Italy, as Ian Parr recounts

Maratona dles Dolomites 2017

Bradley Wiggins made his Maratona dles Dolomites debut this year on July 2 and it was great to see him enjoying a more relaxed ride in tough mountains than in previous years. It felt something of an honour for us to have the first ever British Tour de France winner in our midst for this Maratona, which only added to the buzz in the days leading up to the event.

The weather suited those of us who’d travelled from the British Isles as there was a distinct chill in the air and the consensus was that the lower temperatures made the climbs much more tolerable.

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