About Gran Fondo Israel & the Team
Gran Fondo Israel is a sporting events production company that specializes in promoting cycling events. Our goal is to become the leader in cycling events and sporting productions throughout Israel. Together with our partners, we bring extensive experience and a commitment to professionalism and excellence to all every sporting event. We seek to promote local businesses and tourism through our Gran Fondo events, which are organized in full cooperation with local authorities and organisations.
promoter and producer of the event
Born in 1971, Harel is a father of 3 and lives in Pardes-Hanna. He is an avid triathlete, Ironman Marathon and Trail runner both in Israel and around the world. After being exposed in Europe and North America to the concept of Gran Fondo, in 2010 Harel initiated Gran Fondo and then .together with Shai Rishoni in April 2012 organized the Gilboa-Hermon event, which was a stunning success.
The International Arad – Dead Sea Gran Fondo 2016 continued the tradition of first class ‘Gran Fondo Israel’ events that will put Israel on the map of international cycling.
Yuval was born in raised in the Southern city of Beersheba and began his association with sports with basketball and athletics. He is a former member of the Israeli national cycling team (cadets and juniors). Yuval is a PE.B.ed graduate and currently coaches cycling youth and is a TV commentator for road races.
President of the Commissaire Panel.
Yarden is an elite national commissaire for cycling road races, and the technical director of the Israel Cycling Federation, and a former elite rider. He is responsible for the smooth coordination of all technical aspects of the Gran Fondo with UCI and Israel Cycling Federation’s regulations.
Also on the team:
Doron Shapira Orel
Media and Internet Webmaster