For the fourth consecutive year, Maserati is supporting the Paris-Modena charitable cycling tour, an event for sportsmen and those who love a challenge.
The Tour started on Saturday from Disneyland Paris, where a dedicated space had been reserved for the event and will finish at the historic Maserati headquarters in Modena on 7 June. Apart from the personal challenge faced by all those taking part, every kilometre travelled by bicycle will raise funds for the “Rêves” charity.
Once again the Paris-Modena has attracted a large number of VIP participants, including former F1 drivers Paul Belmondo and Ukyo Katayama, Italian national cycling team coach Davide Cassani, former professional cyclists such as Miguel Indurain, Alessandro Ballan and Marco Velo.
Also attending are José Miguel Antúnez, former Spanish national basketball captain, Italian alpine skiers Manuela and Manfred Moelgg, and Matteo Panini, owner of the Panini Museum, which houses one of the world’s most important collections of historic Maserati cars.
The 30 cyclists on the Paris-Modena have made a donation of 15,000 Euro to the “Rêves” Charitable Association. The “Rêves” representatives were present at the departure along with some of the children who will benefit from the funds raised who had the chance to spend the day in Disneyland Paris.
The route, which will alternate cycle stages with sections travelled by car, will feature roads carefully chosen to give the participants the chance to enjoy the splendid views.
From Disneyland Paris, the cyclists will reach Reims, stopping for lunch at Château de Condé and for dinner at Les Crayères castle.
On Sunday 4 June, they continued their journey including a visit to the Laurent Perrier winery. After that, they reached Vatry airport where a private flight operated by GlobeAir took them to Bolzano (Italy) where they headed to San Vigilio di Marebbe for an overnight stay.
On Monday 5 June, the tour’s third stage will reach the Alps, where the cyclists will face the challenge of the Pordoi pass and then, after lunch, they will drive to Bellagio on Lake Como.
On Tuesday 6 June, the participants will ride from Lake Como to Milan, stopping for a private tour of the famous Monza F1 circuit and for a visit to the Pirelli foundation where they will have lunch. They will dine and spend the night at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan.
On Wednesday 7 June, the final stage will go from Milan to Brescello along the Po river and then on to Modena, to visit the Panini Museum, which houses one of the world’s most important collections of Maserati historic cars. The tour will end at the Maserati headquarters, where the cyclists will have the opportunity of a private visit of the factory.
As they have done for the last two tours, Look will once again be providing bicycles for all the participants and have created a special edition for the Paris-Modena: a model 795 Aerolight.
The Paris-Modena is a tour which allows participants the chance to experience the beautiful scenery of the French and Italian panoramic roads, travelled by bicycle and by car, while helping the seriously ill children assisted by the “Rêves” charity to see their dreams come true.