When & Where

San Francisco, Labor Day 2017
Levi Strauss Plaza, Battery at Union Streets, San Francisco
Check back soon as we finalize the details!

The Races

  • 8:00 - Women 4
  • 8:40 - M35+ 4
  • 9:30 - Women 3 & 35+
  • 10:20 - Cat 4/5
  • 11:10 - M45+ 1/2/3
  • 12:00 - SF Kids' Races
  • 12:20 - M35+ 1/2/3
  • 1:10 - Women Pro/1/2/3
  • 2:10 - Cat 3
  • 3:00 - Pro/1/2

Entry details for racers can be found at Bike Reg.

Race History

Il Giro di San Francisco began life as the “San Francisco Gran Prix” and was started by George Pagni of the San Francisco Columbus Day Celebration Committee in 1975. The race moved to Lake Merced for 1976-77 before being renamed “Il Giro”, Italian for “The Tour”.

The race moved to the northeast part of the City in 1978, with a course that included many of the same streets used by the current San Francisco Grand Prix, as well as a descent down the bricks of Lombard Street! In 1979 and 1980, the race took place in the North Beach Area, with both editions won by a young Greg LeMond, who would go on to win three Tours de France.

Il Giro moved to its present area in 1981. Tom Simpson and the Peninsula Velo bicycle club worked with the CDCC, and then brought in Velo Promo to run the event in 1980.

The race remains under the direction of Robert A. Leibold of Velo Promo, and is organized this year by Crystal Geyser and Metromint Cycling.

Past Winners, 1979-2016

2016William MeyersHerbalife p/b Marc Pro - Nature's Bakery
Hanna Muegge
2015Garrett HankinsTeam Mike's Bikes p/b Equator Coffee
Olivia DillonVisit Dallas p/b Noise4Good
2014Garrett HankinsVuMedi Elite Cycling Team
Joanna DahlMetromint Cycling
2013James LaBergeTeam Mike's Bikes p/b Incase
Mary MaroonSBRacing
2012Dana WilliamsTeam Mike's Bikes
Mary MaroonFolsom Bike/Mercedes Benz
2011Bernard Van UldenJelly Belly presented by Kenda
Alison StarnesPeanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12
2010Sergio HernandezJelly Belly presented by Kenda
Tara McCormickTeam Tibco
2009Fabrice DubostWebcor/Alto Velo
Mary-Ellen AshSugarCRM
2008Andy Jacques-MaynesCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/Specialized
Martina PatellaValueAct Capital Cycling Team
2007Daniel HallowayVMG Racing
Jane RobertsonMetromint Cycling
2006Devon VigasTeam Monex
Shelley OldsProman/Paradigm
2005Sterling MagnellTeam Monex
Amber RaisPalo AltoBicycles
2004Eric WohlbergSierra Nevada
Kim CunninghamMorgan Stanley
2003Sterling MagnellSierra Nevada/Clif Bar
Helen DrummTeam Spine
2002Michael SayersMercury Team
Karen BremsWebcor/Alto Velo
2001David SmithGS Lombardi/Ofoto
Julie YoungAutotrader.com
2000John DursoGS Lombardi
Helene DrummPower Cycles
1999Roberto GaggioliDeFeet
Suzie MarshallLos Gatos BRC
1998Dean LaBergeNapa VV/Jolt Cola
Karen KurreckSaturn CT
1997Matt AlbeeTeam Kiwi/Avocet
Alura EmeryDavis BC
1996John BradySierra Speed Gel
Karen KurreckChevrolet/Klein
1995Nathan DahlbergTwin Peaks/Tecate/UnaMas
Keri SharpTwin Peaks/Tecate/UnaMas
1994Matt Sarna-WojcickiBerkeley BC/Power Bar
1993Adam LaurentSanta Barbara BC
Tricia WaltersWarner Velo
1991Scott McKinleyMotorola
Kim ApplegateLos Gatos/KOME
1990Tom ValenteTeam Shaklee
Shari RogersMenlo Velo
1989Chris HuberCoors Light
Katrin TobinTeam Lowrey’s
1988Bob MionskeU.S. Olympic Team
1987James UrbonasBevard VS/10-Speed Drive
Melody WongDavis BC
1986Mark CaldwellABC/Avocet-Miyata
Melody WongDavis BC
1985Bernard ChesneauFrance
Ramona D’ViolaBerkeley BC
1984Dale StetinaColumbine
Melody WongDavis BC
1983Andy PaulinCornucopia
Ramona D’ViolaBerkeley BC
1982Keith VierraPalo Alto BC
Madeleine RoeseBerkeley BC
1981Kent BostickSanta Barbara BC
Liz NewberrySanta Cruz CCC
1980Greg LeMond
1979Greg LeMond

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