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07 july 2018
Just a few days until such time as Albese con Cassano (Como, Northern Italy) will host the Mediofondo 20th edition on Sunday, July 15, 2018 (postponed to September 23rd) to honor the local champ Fabio Casartelli. Almost 23 years have passed since that tragic July 18, 1995 when the Olympic gold medallist in Barcellona 1992 died during the Tour de France 15th stage because of a fatal crash on the Col de Portet d’Aspet downhill.
A whole community will remember a great athlete but also a beloved man remembered for his kindness. Among them, the 50-year-old local runner Stefano Molteni decided to celebrate Fabio in a special way, will run on foot on by running the 114 km of long route including the two “Tour of Lombardia” iconic climbs, the Bellagio-Ghisallo and the Wall of Sormano. He will move on Saturday before the race and will come on the finish line together with athletes and families on the event’s day.
“It is my pleasure and honour to run in memory of Fabio with a special dedication to his relatives and to the Fabio Casartelli Foundation. About the race, my personal goal is to reach the finish line before the last rider. It’s not going to be easy, the long route is extremely challenging”, said Molteni.
The spirit of Mediofondo and Randonnee in memory of Fabio Casartelli is to spend the day all together, gathering as much teams as possible. Each club’s President must fill the team registration form (click here), the registration fee is 40 € until July 14th, 2018; 50 € on July 15th, 2018 (click here for all details). The fee includes race pack, technical and medical assistance, pasta-party voucher and insurance coverage.