Maserati: Final Stage Of The 2017 Paris-Modena Fundraising Tour By: Maserati
The Cycle Tour, which left Paris on 3 June, ended at the Maserati headquarters in Modena yesterday
London, 8 June 2017
– The Paris-Modena fundraising tour organised by Maserati's French subsidiary ended yesterday at the headquarters of the famous Trident brand in viale Ciro Menotti, Modena.
The fourth edition of the Paris-Modena Tour started from Disneyland Paris on Saturday 3 June with 35 riders including several famous names such as Paul Belmondo, former F1 driver Ukyo Katayama, Italian national cycling team coach Davide Cassani, and former professional cyclists such as Miguel Indurain, Alessandro Ballan and Marco Velo. Participants also included former Spanish national basketball team captain Jose Miguel Antúnez, Italian alpine skiers Manuela and Manfred Moelgg, Maserati Japan General Manager Guido Giovannelli, and Matteo Panini, owner of the Panini Museum, which houses one of the world's most important collections of historic Maserati cars.
With a route made up of five stages, with cycling sections alternated with sections covered by car, the group travelled across France, passing through Reims and stopping off at Tours sur Marne for a visit to the Laurent Perrier estate winery. On reaching Italy, the group stopped off at San Vigilio di Marebbe and then proceeded to Moena and Lake Como to reach Monza, where the riders were given a tour of the famous F1 circuit. The group then proceeded to Milan, where the participants received the hospitality of the Pirelli foundation.
The night of the fourth stage was spent at Milan's Hotel Gallia Excelsior, and the next morning, after riding through Cremona and Brescello, the Tour reached Modena in time for lunch at Azienda Hombre.
The cyclists reached the finish line on 7 June at the historic headquarters of the 'House of the Trident', where the riders were welcomed by Giovanni Luise, Maserati CFO and Mike Biscoe, Chief Marketing Maserati Europe.
Continuing with past tradition, the initiative, which was created to support the Rêves charitable association (www.reves.fr), raised a total of 15,000 Euro this year. The money collected will be used to help fulfil the dreams of seriously ill children and improve their quality of life.