Lance Armstrong and Bradley Wiggins among riders invited to Marco Pantani granfondo

2018 event will mark the 20th anniversary of Pantani's Giro/Tour double

Marco Pantani leads Lance Armstrong up Mont Ventoux in 2000

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

A festival and granfondo in celebration of the 20th anniversary Marco Pantani's Giro/Tour double in 1998 could have a pretty good guest list with organisers having reportedly invited the likes of Lance Armstrong, Bradley Wiggins, and Alberto Contador.

The gran fondo has taken place for a number of years, but for 2018 Pantani's mother, Tonina, wanted a special event including a gala dinner and party in the family's hometown of Cesenatico, inviting some pretty big riders from the last 20 years.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.