The first L.A.-area Gran Fondo, taking off and finishing in Beverly Hills on Sunday, attracts more than 1,300 riders.
The penne Bolognese in the VIP tent derived from a 100-year-old recipe. The Brunello di Montalcino vintage was balanced and ruby red. But the defining Italian touch on Sunday for the first local Gran Fondo USA was sturdy 79-year-old Ernesto Colnago, the eponymous guru behind a brand of high-end Italian bikes.
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