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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
The New Quattroporte
The New Quattroporte
GranTurismo
GranTurismo
GranCabrio
GranCabrio
Ghibli
Ghibli
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.5 sec
Max speed 267 km/h
Starting from US 112,000
Ghibli S
Ghibli S
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec
Max speed 285 km/h
Starting from US 121,000
Ghibli S Q4
Ghibli S Q4
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec
Max speed 284 km/h
Starting from US 127,000
Levante S
Levante S
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.2 sec
Max speed 264 km/h
Starting from US 143,000
Quattroporte
Quattroporte
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.6 sec
Max speed 263 km/h
Starting from US 140,000
Quattroporte S
Quattroporte S
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.1 sec
Max speed 286 km/h
Starting from US 155,000
Quattroporte S Q4
Quattroporte S Q4
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Max speed 286 km/h
Starting from US 162,000
Quattroporte GTS
Quattroporte GTS
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 3799 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed 310 km/h
GranTurismo
GranTurismo
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4244 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.2 sec
Max speed 285 km/h
Starting from US 150,000
GranTurismo Sport
GranTurismo Sport
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed 300 km/h
Starting from US 170,000
GranTurismo MC Stradale
GranTurismo MC Stradale
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.5 sec
Max speed 303 km/h
Starting from US 190,000
GranCabrio
GranCabrio
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.2 sec
Max speed 285 km/h
Starting from US 170,000
GranCabrio Sport
GranCabrio Sport
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec
Max speed 285 km/h
Starting from US 181,000
GranCabrio MC
GranCabrio MC
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Max speed 289 km/h
Starting from US 195,000
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
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
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.5 sec
Max speed
267 km/h
Starting from US 112,000
Ghibli S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec
Max speed
285 km/h
Starting from US 121,000
Ghibli S Q4
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec
Max speed
284 km/h
Starting from US 127,000
Levante
Levante
Levante S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.2 sec
Max speed
264 km/h
Starting from US 143,000
The New Quattroporte
The New Quattroporte
Quattroporte
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.6 sec
Max speed
263 km/h
Starting from US 140,000
Quattroporte S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.1 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Starting from US 155,000
Quattroporte S Q4
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Starting from US 162,000
Quattroporte GTS
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
GranTurismo
GranTurismo
GranTurismo
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4244 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.2 sec
Max speed
285 km/h
Starting from US 150,000
GranTurismo Sport
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
300 km/h
Starting from US 170,000
GranTurismo MC Stradale
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.5 sec
Max speed
303 km/h
Starting from US 190,000
GranCabrio
GranCabrio
GranCabrio
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.2 sec
Max speed
285 km/h
Starting from US 170,000
GranCabrio Sport
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec
Max speed
285 km/h
Starting from US 181,000
GranCabrio MC
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Max speed
289 km/h
Starting from US 195,000
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