The bibs are handed at the event’s Race Office, on the first day of the event, Saturday. The Race Office is located on the same premises as the event.
If it’s absolutely impossible for you to pick up your bib on Saturday, you can do it exceptionally on Sunday at the same place. The organisation, however, cannot be held responsible for any delays that may happen on that day.
The Bike Expo is an area within the event’s premises, where the cycling brands will exhibit their products during the two days when the event takes place.
Saturday > 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday > 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you would like to hire a bike in Lisbon you can do it with our partner Europcar by clicking on the following link:
Europcar > http://www.rentbikescooters.com
Lisbon airport is located 5 km from the city centre and 15 km from Belém (the starting and finishing place). There are several options to travel from the airport to the event’s place:
By bus and train:
At the Airport Arrivals area take the Aerobus 1 City Center, exit at Cais do Sodré, take the train to Cascais and exit at “Belém” station.
By Metro and train:
At the Airport Arrivals take the Metro on the red line (direction São Sebastião), switch to the green line at Alameda (direction Cais do Sodré) and exit at Cais do Sodré. Take the train to Cascais and exit at “Belém” station.
The taxi rank is located just outside the Arrivals terminal at Lisbon Airport. The approximate cost of the journey to Belém is €15 and it usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.
It’s a distance of 15 km and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to cover it.
On exiting the airport you come to the first roundabout >> Head to 2ª Circular/E1 from Av. Berlim (1 min / 550 m) >> Continue on 2ª Circular. Head to CRIL/A36/IC17 to Av. das Descobertas/N117 (10 min / 11.3 km) >> Continue on Av. das Descobertas >> Follow Av. da Ilha da Madeira and R. dos Jerónimos to Praça do Império (8 min / 3.2 km) >> Arrival at Praça do Império.
• ID and bib number
Items provided by the organisation:
• ID bracelet
• Official Jersey
• The bike’s frontal plate
• Approved helmet
• Mobile phone
There is mechanical assistance at the Start and Finish area, and also at Refuelling Station Nr. 2. Besides these two places, there are 3 dynamic teams providing assistance throughout the course.
For greater safety matters and easier identification of all participants during the event, the organisation recommends the use of the Official Jersey. However, this is not compulsory.
There is a closed bike park close to the finishing straight, where you can safely leave your bike during the accreditation and at the end of the event, during the luncheon.
The 2019 edition will have the service of photographers hired by the organisation, who will be covering the event. The photos will be made available after the event, on the media and social networks of Gran Fondo Lisboa, and they may be downloaded for free.
However, there won’t be photographers dedicated to each participant, and for this reason the presence of every single athlete in the published pictures cannot be guaranteed.
While there are refuelling and assistance stations along the course, the organisation recommends that each participant brings the basic material necessary for repairs and nourishment.
Clothing and accessories:
• Nourishment kit (bars and gels)
Hydration pack or Basic Mechanical battery:
• Spare tubes
• Air pump or CO2 inflator
• Tracker (renting option so that you can be identified by others along the course)
For the participants wishing to shower after the event, there are showers available at the Clube de Futebol "Os Belenenses’" premises, 500 metres from the starting and finishing area.
The start and finish will be at the same location: Praça do Império, in Belém, Lisbon.
The starting time will be 8.30 a.m. on Sunday 7th Abril 2019.
For safety reasons connected with the riding participants and the stipulations by the authorities, there will be time limits in certain points of the course.
After the established time limit for each point, the participants may choose to be picked up by the organisations’ support cars (broom wagon) or continue on the course, but taking on full responsibility for the risks doing so may incur.
Calculations for establishing such time limits are based on the following formula:
Time for the last = Time of the first athlete passing the point x 1.5
However, this formula may be changed, for safety reasons, if the authorities so require or due to any other contingency happening during the event.
The points and time limits will be announced by the organisation before the event.
Trophies will be awarded to:
Absolute Men’s and Women’s Winner.
Trophies for the first three in the following age groups:
Elites (born till 1990).
Masters A (1989 till 1980)
Masters B (1979 till 1970)
Masters C (1969 till 1960)
Masters D (1959 till 1950)
Masters E (nascidos em 1949 ou antes)
Elites (born till 1990)
Masters (born before 1989, including)
Prizes for the first three teams. Times of the first 3 athletes from each team will be considered, regardless of gender or age group.
The podium ceremony will start at 3:30 p.m
The trophy and prize-giving will be done on-site and only during the ceremony. Therefore, no prizes or trophies may be given nor sent afterwards.
The podium ceremony will start at 3.30 p.m.
The handing of prizes and eventual trophies requires the participant’s presence at the time of the ceremony. They will not be handed or sent later.
MEDALS AND DIPLOMAS
Every participant in the Gran Fondo Lisboa who finishes the course within the time limit will receive the official FINISHER medal and an Official Diploma showing the athlete’s finishing time and position on the times’ table.
This diploma will be available on the event’s official website in digital format, and it can be downloaded and printed.