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The Cyclists in the Paris-Modena cycle tour cross the finishing line at Maserati headquarters

The Cyclists in the Paris-Modena cycle tour cross the finishing line at Maserati headquarters

Maserati is the star of a charity cycle tour that connects the French capital with the capital of motoring.

After setting off on Saturday 4 July from the Italian Embassy in Paris, the Tour, sponsored by Maserati’s French subsidiary and supervised by Guido Giovannelli - Regional Manager Maserati West Europe -, reached Modena yesterday afternoon, with cyclists crossing the finishing line at the firm’s headquarters building.


Apart from providing its 25 participants with a gruelling challenge, the Tour was organised with a specific charitable purpose: to raise funds for the Rêves association (www.reves.fr), which helps the dreams of seriously ill children to come true. On the principle of “a Euro for every kilometre the riders travel”, in 2014 the first edition of the Paris-Modena Tour raised 7,500 Euro for the French charity, while for the 2015 edition, which has just ended with more cyclists taking part, the amount collected has increased to an impressive 12,000 €.

The event brought together professional and amateur sportsmen including Frenchman Paul Belmondo, a former Formula 1 driver; two Spaniards: José Miguel Antunez, a former basketball player with Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, and Rafael De Medina y Abascal, Duke of Feria and a successful businessman; Gregory Galiffi, a famous French TV personality; and Matteo Panini, keen collector and owner of one of the biggest private collections of Maserati cars.

In a race of 5 day-long stages, with an average of 100 km cycled per day for a total of 480 km plus another 900 km in Maserati cars, the cyclists’ route led across the roads of Burgundy by way of Dijon and on to Vonnas, Georges Blanc and Menthon Saint-Bernard. They also tackled the highest Alpine road pass, the Col d l’Iseran, at 2,770 metres above sea level, before continuing through Italy with a stop in Milan and dinner at the historic Pirelli head office, then on to Parma and Modena, where they arrived yesterday afternoon.

In Modena Davide Cassani, former professional cyclist and current manager of the Italian National Cycling Team, joined the group and took part in the final stage through the Apennines above Modena, stopping at the Museo Panini, with the chance to view the marvellous private collection of Maserati cars as the guests of their owner and Tour participant Matteo Panini.

The finishing line was at the Maserati headquarters on viale Ciro Menotti, where the riders were welcomed by Giulio Pastore, General Manager Maserati Europe and Tiziana Zancan, Maserati Human Resources Manager. After the welcome ceremony, the cyclists enjoyed a tour of the plant, where the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars are built.

Making the end of the Tour even more special was the presence of Giovanni Soldini, the famous Italian yachtsman who has been taking part in the toughest international races and setting new yachting records in Maserati VOR70 for several years now. Giovanni gave a warm greeting to the participants in this event in aid of a children’s charity and congratulated all of them for their efforts, especially in the searing heat of the last few days, in the noble cause of raising money to enable seriously ill children to see their dreams come true.

Throughout the Tour, the 25 cyclists taking part were escorted by a fleet of 7 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte cars and other FCA group vehicles.

Build and Price

Every Maserati is like a work of art constructed with the care and attention that only the human hand can provide.
Ghibli
Ghibli
Levante
Levante
Quattroporte
Quattroporte
GranTurismo
GranTurismo
GranCabrio
GranCabrio

Ghibli Diesel

2018
Ghibli Diesel
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.3 sec
Max speed
250 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
RWD

Levante Diesel

2018
Levante Diesel
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.9 sec
Max speed
230 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
AWD

Quattroporte Diesel

2018
Quattroporte Diesel
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.4 sec
Max speed
252 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte GTS

2018
Quattroporte GTS
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Max power
530 PS
Traction
RWD

GranTurismo Sport

2018
GranTurismo Sport
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.8 sec
Max speed
299 km/h
Max power
460 PS
Traction
RWD

GranCabrio Sport

2018
GranCabrio Sport
Engine Layout
Displacement
Acceleration
Max speed
Max power
Traction

GranCabrio MC

2018
GranCabrio MC
Engine Layout
Displacement
Acceleration
Max speed
Max power
Traction
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Build and Price

Every Maserati is like a work of art constructed with the care and attention that only the human hand can provide.
Ghibli
Ghibli

Ghibli Diesel

2018
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.3 sec
Max speed
250 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
RWD
Levante
Levante

Levante Diesel

2018
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.9 sec
Max speed
230 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
AWD
Quattroporte
Quattroporte

Quattroporte Diesel

2018
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.4 sec
Max speed
252 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte GTS

2018
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Max power
530 PS
Traction
RWD
GranTurismo
GranTurismo

GranTurismo Sport

2018
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.8 sec
Max speed
299 km/h
Max power
460 PS
Traction
RWD
GranCabrio
GranCabrio

GranCabrio Sport

2018
Engine Layout
Displacement
Acceleration
Max speed
Max power
Traction

GranCabrio MC

2018
Engine Layout
Displacement
Acceleration
Max speed
Max power
Traction
Please enter a Configuration Code.
Open an existing configuration.
Access to your own Maserati using your unique configuration ID.
You'll find your Maserati configuration ID on your personal email or within the PDF printed summary
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