Giro Vaughan 2017

Villa Charities raised approximately $100,000 at its 11th annual Giro on Sunday May 28. Considered to be Vaughan’s premium cycling event, Giro takes riders on a captivating journey throughout the city and beyond. The event both commenced and concluded at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, while going through the undulating hills of Vaughan and the picturesque countryside of Caledon. It was a beautiful, sunny spring day, providing the more than 200 riders who participated a dry path to traverse down. Participants enjoyed Italian-themed food and beverages before, during and after the ride. One of the rider-favourite and traditional stops on the Giro is Pinecrest Farms, just north of Weston and Kirby Rds. This year, riders indulged in some savoury zabaglione and delicious espressos at the farm rest stop. The Giro offers two particular routes that vary in terms of distances — the 100-kilometre GranFondo route, or the 60-kilometre MediaFondo route. Daniel Tiberini was presented with the 2017 Maglia Rosa, as the top fundraiser at the event. Giro 2017 was hosted by TLN’s Antonio Giorgio.

photos by carlos a. pinto

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