01 October 2021 09:18
On Sunday 3 October, the 64th edition of Lugo-San Marino, the very classic autumn edition reserved for students, will start from the Iris shopping center in Lugo and will end on Mount Titano. The meeting is set for 7.30 in via Piratello 66. 98 km will be covered by bicycle, crossing the towns of Bagnacavallo, Russi, San Pancrazio, Roncalceci, Ghibullo, San Pietro in Vincoli, San Zaccaria, Casemurate, Mensa Matellica , Cannuzzo, Pisignano, Montaletto, Villalta, Sala, Gatteo, Savignano, Canonica, Poggio Berni, Ponte Verucchio, Gualdicciolo (state border), Acquaviva and Borgo Maggiore.
At the same time as the race, along the same route, there will also be an amateur cycling race in competitive line, organized by the “Francesco Baracca” cycling club in collaboration with Uisp, Acsi and Fsc (San Marino cycling federation). The meeting point is always in via Piratello 66. The race for amateurs and women includes a single start at 8.30, the one for students starts at 9.30.
Lugo-San Marino had its baptism on 7 September 1958. It was run that first year (and for a few more editions) also as the “Gino Mazzolani Trophy” in memory of an athlete from Lughese della Baracca who died prematurely. The route was 102 kilometers. The arrival was located about 50 meters before today’s one, at the top of Mount Titano, at the head of the 8.5 kilometers of the final climb. At the first edition there were thirty-five participants, but their number grew quickly and stabilized at the same value as today, or about 200 subscribers every year. The State Tourist Office of the Republic of San Marino, since 1962, has made available a large gold medal for the winner of the race. The race was born from an idea of the then president of the cycling company “Francesco Baracca”, Lorenzo Berardi, to whom it is now dedicated. In 2020 the winner of the autumn classic was Mattio Pietro of the Vigorcyling Team who in the sprint preceded the Bracalente Diego Scap of the Trodica di Morrovalle.
“We are proud – declares the Councilor for Sport of the municipality of Lugo Pasquale Montalti – that a race of this caliber, which for many years has involved among the best talents in Italy, starts again from Lugo. I thank the cycling club “Francesco Baracca”, the numerous sponsors and volunteers who allow the perfect success of the competition “.