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Who says Florida is flat? Centered in the rolling orange groves of Pasco and Hernando County, the Gran Fondo Florida starts and ends at Local Public House & Provisions on Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, Florida.
The race follows, in part, the proposed Olympic road race course that was part of Tampa’s bid to host the Summer Olympic Games. It travels along rural rolling hills, past horse farms and crystal clear springs and briefly goes through Withlacoochee State Forest and the hills surrounding Brooksville, Florida. At the 89-mile mark, you will enter a piece of US cycling history along Darby road, once home to the famous Darby Road Race that has seen the likes of Tour De France winner Laurent Fignon.
This area is and has been the winter training site of some of the top triathletes in the world including members of the Timex team and the hometown former US National Cycling team members Josh Thornton and Derek Wilkerson.
March is a prime time to exploring this area and getting a jumpstart on your season. It’s not the busy Florida you might think; the route is comprised of remote back roads through horse farms and orange groves. Come be amazed by the quality of roads and terrain - this is an experience that will rewrite your perspective of Florida!
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