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Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 2020: your start number and useful information

Here you can find all the useful infos to ride the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 2020:

  • START NUMBER: You can pick up your race number at the VILLAGE from Friday, March 6th from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. and Saturday, March 7th from 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. at the Fortezza di Santa Barbara (Fortezza Medicea), Piazza Caduti delle Forze Armate, 53100 Siena. It will not be possible to collect the race numbers on the race day. To pick up your start number proceed as indicated below:

Download here the online model of the Sport Medical Certificate
Download here the Ethic Certification in English
(Both are mandatory)

  • DAILY LICENSES: If you did not buy a daily license during the registration process, you can purchase it cash onsite, the cost is 10 euro. Remember to follow the DAILY LICENSES signs.
  • CHIP:  If you are interested in renting a chip, the cost of the rental is 10 euro, out of which 5 euro are returned at the end of the race once the chip is handed back in. Also this cost can be paid only cash.
  • JERSEY AND VEST: the size that will be given to each participant is the one indicated during registration.
    • MEDICAL EMERGENCY NUMBER: +39 3922889038
  • START: Fortezza Medicea, Piazza Caduti delle Forze Armate, 53100 Siena, at 8.00 AM.
  • FINISH LINE: Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • TIME LIMIT: 7 hours – by 03.00 PM of 8 March 2020. PLEASE NOTE. The time limit to transit through Radi to ride the longer route (Gran Fondo), is 10.00 AM. All the riders whom will transit (through Radi) after this time, MUST ride the short route of 86,6 Km (Medio Fondo).
  • END OF RACE: The vehicle with the sign “FINE GARA CICLISTICA” establishes the end of the road closure. The athletes overtaken by the “end race” car will continue the race as normal cyclists and must observe the traffic laws keeping the race number on their back.
  • END OF THE EVENT: The vehicle with the sign “FINE MANIFESTAZIONE”, follows the last participant and establishes the closure of the entire event within the maximum of 7 hours , as the race regulations.
    • at km 33 (just after the end of second gravel sector in Grotti)
    • at km 73 (San Martino in Grania, just for who does the Gran Fondo)
    • at km 118 for Gran Fondo or km 65,4 for Medio Fondo (at Vico d’Arbia)
  • PASTA PARTY: There will be a Pasta Party at the Fortezza Medicea on Sunday from around noon.
  • BIKE PARK: It will be located at the Fortezza Medicea and open on FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY. THE BIKE PARK IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.
  • CHANGING ROOMS – SHOWERS: From 10.00 AM you will find toilets, changing rooms and showers at the Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi in Siena (Viale dei Mille, 3, 53100 Siena SI), not far from the Fortezza Medicea.
  • BROOM SERVICE: A broom wagon service will be operative at the back of the race. We remind that the bicycles of the riders that are collected will be deposited at the BIKE PARK inside the Fortezza Medicea as soon as the vehicles return. It will be possible to collect the bicycles based on the race number corresponding to the race number fixed on the bicycle and an ID document.
  • PARKING: In Siena almost all parking lots are subject to a fee, in order to avoid bad surprises we advise you to consult the useful website Also the parking area of the Stadium (closer), of the train Station and of Fonte Branda, are subject to a fee. The parking lots around the Medicea Fortress, are free of charge. For those arriving in the city by camper, we recommend the parking area “Il Fagiolone” which is free and
  • OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS: Sportograf ( is the only agency that is authorized to take and supply pictures of your participation in the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 2020.
  • BIKEVO: Thanks to Bikevo and in collaboration with Formula Bici, you can be insured free of charge against accidents on Gran Fondo Strade Bianche event day, by simply activating the insurance on the Bikevo app. If you’re not registered yet, do it now! We also remind you that Bikevo gives you the opportunity to better prepare for your cycling season, offering you the Bikevo training app free for 4 months. Download the app at this link for or for Android  and register now using the code FBIGSB20 to activate the promotion. Discover more on
  • RESPECT: During the race we invite you to RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND PERSONNEL,  that decided to give up their Sunday to allow you to have an unforgettable experience.


Friday, March 6

  • 2.00 PM: VILLAGE opening and Race Number pick-up for Gran Fondo Strade Bianche at Fortezza di Santa Barbara (Fortezza Medicea) Piazza Caduti delle Forze Armate, 53100 Siena
  • 2.00 PM: BIKE PARK opening
  • 7.00 PM: VILLAGE, BIKE PARK and race number pick-up closing time

Saturday, March 7

  • 8.00 AM: VILLAGE opening and Strade Bianche’s Signature Check
  • From 9.30 AM: Race Number pick-up opening for Gran Fondo Strade Bianche at VILLAGE
  • 9.30 AM: Start of Strade Bianche Women Elite, Fortezza Medicea
  • 9.30 AM: BIKE PARK opening
  • 11.15 AM: Start of Strade Bianche Pro, Fortezza Medicea
  • From 1.45 PM to 2.15 PM: Strade Bianche Women Elite delayed broadcast on big screen at the VILLAGE
  • From 2.15 PM to 15.45 PM: Strade Bianche Pro live broadcast on big screen at the VILLAGE
  • 7.00 PM: VILLAGE, BIKE PARK and race number pick-up closing time

Sunday, March 8

  • From 6.30 AM: Start Sectors opening
  • 8.00 AM: START of the 6th edition of the GRAN FONDO STRADE BIANCHE, Fortezza di Santa Barbara (Fortezza Medicea) Piazza Caduti delle Forze Armate, 53100 Siena; FINISH Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • 11.00 AM: BIKE PARK opening at the VILLAGE
  • From 12.00 PM: Pasta Party at the VILLAGE
  • 3.00 PM: Official time limit
  • 4.30 PM: VILLAGE and BIKE PARK closing time

For info:


Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Team


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