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"Come on shit!" The tragic Garda Cobram Cup is back

Sunday 23 April, in the name of the legendary accountant, the historic center of Desenzano del Garda will be invaded by the most improbable and bizarre cycling race ever, after a 4-year hiatus.

Garda Cobram Cup 2015 edition

On a tragic Sunday morning at the end of April, a crowd of inferior and useless cyclists, unaware of the sad fate that awaits them, will bow to the tyrannical commands of the Viscount Bicycleio Cobram to face the VII Cobram del Garda Cup on their own two wheels.

Source: press release

In memory of the famous episode of the film Fantozzi against all, this amateur but ignorant QB ride has now become crazy and an unmissable event for all fans of the unforgettable character played by Paolo Villaggio. A true legend revisited by Viscount Bicycleio Matto, alias Mauro Bresciani, who for this great comeback after 4 years of hiatus made use of the operational support of TriO Events, with the patronage of the City of Desenzano del Garda.

A galactic goal for the Cup to say the least: to give life to a Sunday outside the competitive schemes and beyond, thanks to which to celebrate a sporting and cinematographic passion with irreverent irony and with that tragicomic spirit perfectly embodied by the Italian accountant, emblem of a whole era and national-popular culture.

The notorious ring, from the top of the Diavolo to the Trattoria al Curvone, will be re-proposed in the center of the Municipality, with departure and arrival in Piazza Cappelletti, rigorously at moderate speed. Showing off Fantozzi-inspired period clothing, among the Silvani ladies, Filini accountants and Belli surveyors, the inferiors will be called to face the grotesque challenge riding the Bersagliera on historic, vintage or vintage-style bicycles. From the "first imperceptible symptoms of fatigue, such as asphyxiation, balled eyes, cardiac arrest, soft tongues, aurora borealis, mirages", the unfortunate survivors will be able to refresh themselves with the Bomb distributed in the goodie bag.

In total student spirit, a sporting tragedy of unheard-of fun will take place which will only cause some "very slight movement difficulties in the elementary joints". Therefore, electric traction or pedal assisted bikes are strictly prohibited. No Ménière syndrome will be admitted as a justification. There is room for everyone, even in the audience! "Come on shit", registrations open on


Participants, along with hapless teammates, will be able to send by March 30 to [email protected] a project with a sketch, as detailed as possible, of a set, a re-enactment or a staging of Fantozzi's memory. The four best proposals will be officially announced by 10 April, and will be represented by their creators on the day of the event and awarded with €500 each.


The unknown punching, i.e. the collection of the bibs, will take place from 8 to 10 in Palazzo Todeschini to then leave all together at 11. Watch out for the saddle! There will be a passage in Piazza Garibaldi until the expected return to Piazza Cappelletti at 12.30 for a widespread lunch in the partner restaurants. In the afternoon the party will continue with musical entertainment and, from 16 pm, with the awards ceremony for the best costumes and the most insane and convincing Fantozzi re-enactments, obviously decreed by a very expert jury.

“I grew up with Fantozzi – says Mauro Bresciani, the Viscount Bicycleio Matto – that's why I created the event 10 years ago now, with which to accompany the birth of my bike shop in Desenzano. An avant-garde character, with an always current profile, and at the same time cult. I am happy that the Cobram Cup can start again to promote the history of our cinema and of the bicycle also among young people".

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[email protected] I am a fan of everything that has 2 wheels: at a young age I practiced road and track cycling (Italian Allievi champion). At the age of 18 I passed into the cross country competing at national/international level as an Under23. Past Elite, I made the choice to take things more lightly from a training point of view, and my love for gravity disciplines was born, training me as an FCI MTB instructor and guide. Now I have made passion my profession by managing 2 MTB centers on the island of Elba (Bike Center Elba and Elba MTB), creating the FANTAmtb and telling in an ironic but professional way everything that revolves around MTB thanks to 365mountainbike and 365TV (YouTube'PULITI dentro BIKER fuori').


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